FANS of a radio station broadcasting birdsong have attacked plans to play urban-themed 'Tweethop' music in which some of Britain favourite species rap about killing the police.
Birdsong FM said 'Tweethop' and the more aggressive 'Chirp' would reflect the issues of modern avian life, including egg theft, gun crime and scoring high-grade skunk off some Bulgarian magpies.
Tom Logan, head of programming, said: "Acts like Public Chaffinch and Menace to the Nutsack are doing some really exciting things with their music – when they're not shooting each other in the face with semi-automatic weapons."
Public Chaffinch's controversial anthem Fuck Bill Oddie (Right in Da Ear) is one of the Chirp scene's biggest hits. The act features two chaffinches, a coal tit and a rare Barnacle Goose with a firearms conviction known as MC Tizer.
But many regular listeners are horrified by the changes. Martin Bishop, from Doncaster, said: "I like to listen to tits while making model boats in my shed.
"I've always found it very relaxing, until yesterday when I tuned-in to hear a sandpiper tweeting about his 'big ting' and repeatedly using the F word, the C word, and a word beginning with R which I was not familiar with."
Daphne Page, from Hatfield, added: "Not only is there profanity but every few minutes a wood pigeon goes 'shout out to HMP massive', which is intensely annoying.
"I shan't be listening again and if the RSPB want me to renew my subscription they can take it out of my big, creamy white ass, muthafukaz."