The Sunday BIRD Volume 9, Issue 32 February 2, 2014

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Martin.au
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Re: Eulogy for a cormorant.

Messier Object wrote:

Hi Martin,
Your subject looks like a young bird but plenty old enough to feed itself.
Its problem is unlikely to be due to natural causes - sad what we do to our wildlife
Peter

Yeah, there's something screwy going on here at the moment. I think it's unlikely that cormorants are being hooked and injured by the fishers on the jetty. I know that does happen sometimes, but I haven't seen it occur, so I don't think it happens regularly. There also weren't any signs of line or hooks on the dead birds. I'm guessing perhaps a decline in fish stocks or a disease of some sort. There were a lot of dead cormorants in a pretty small area.

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