It’s official. Do not touch the birds.
❗️Important information from Blackpool Council❗️
Unfortunately three swans have sadly died after showing symptoms of what we suspect to be avian flu.
As a precautionary measure we have cordoned off access to the lake and notified DEFRA.
We will continue to monitor the other birds on the lake and ensure they are fed.
Stanley Park is still open for everyone to enjoy but please respect the cordon and do not go near the edge of the lake.
It is important that people do not pick up any sick or dead birds to avoid spreading the virus, which can affect humans in rare cases.
There are currently specific rules in the place across the UK for any bird owners ⤑ www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu