This Bird Has Flown

By M@ Last edited 149 months ago
This Bird Has Flown

One of our species is missing. The humble house sparrow has been practically absent from the streets of central London for some years now. And nobody really knows why.

The Independent wants an answer. Badly. Five years ago they offered a £5000 reward for a scientific explanation of the disappearance. It has, so far, gone unclaimed.

We’ve been trying to put together a case against the Estate of Cock Robin, on suspicion of mass reprisal killings. Not sure that’ll get past the scientific peer review process…but it’s worth a shot.

So, come on London. What theories, crackpot or otherwise, can you offer for the AWOL sparrow?

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Last Updated 02 August 2006