No mobile for Southampton because Falcons

Kunden von Vodafone in Southampton dürften für mehrere Monate kein Mobilfunknetz haben, weil auf dem Mast seltene Falken brüten. Nature strikes back!

Thousands of mobile users in Southampton could be without a signal for months because a rare bird has made its nest on a phone mast. Vodafone engineers trying to track a fault that has left people across the north of the city frustrated found a peregrine falcon squatting on the transmitter at Faraday Tower on the University of Southampton's Highfield campus.

They cannot repair it because strict wildlife laws ban them from disturbing the creature. Bird experts have warned that it could be at least June before the fledglings leave the nest.

Thousands could be without mobile phone signal for months due to nesting peregrine falcon