A red stag stands in the early morning fog in Richmond Park
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How the rise in deer is affecting bird population

The number of deer in the UK has risen dramatically in recent years, but that has had a big impact on the environment, and other wildlife.

Now, it is thought to have caused a decline in the number of songbirds, including the Nightingale.

The British Trust for Ornithology says the deer feed on low-level plants which are needed by many woodland birds for cover and nesting.

Tim Muffett reports.

  • 10 Nov 2011