Domestic cat prey a Yellow-breasted bunting

Original posted by sdavid at 2/11/2017 10:34
Why not remove cats totally from LV?

Seems silly to be attracting Globally-threatened birds to a location where there are an abundance of predators?
I agree. There are photographs of cats catching Yellow-breasted bunting (globally Endangered) this year, and catching a Rustic Buntingg (globally Vulnerable) last year. The HKBWS/CA Management agreement at Long Valley is doing great work to make sure that farmers are growing rice to attract these buntings, but when they arrive they are at risk of being caught and killed by cats.

Removal of cats from the site seems, to me, to be a much higher conservation priority than colour-ringing the buntings in the hope of finding out about movements if they survive.