No council help for birds

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BIRDS who have made their home on Doncaster Lakeside will have to fend for themselves, says the town’s mayor.

Concerns about the welfare of swans, geese and ducks were raised by resident Ray Nortrop at the full council meeting after the lake was frozen over for several weeks during the severe weather in December and January.

Mr Nortrop said the aquatic birds faced a “catastrophe” during the coldest winter on record and he wanted to know what measures Doncaster Council is taking to sustain the 52-acre habitat and provide food supplies.

Mayor Peter Davies said wild birds were not the responsibility of the council and they had the ability to move on in severe weather.

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