Thursday, 8 March 2018

Something In The Water ?

Trust Members have been observing some seabird casualties over the past few days. Maybe it's the result of the strong Siberian wind pushing the birds from East to West last week.

Gerry and Belinda picked up a Guillemot yesterday from the beach near the Golf view hotel. I put it in the brooder under some heat and gave it some re-hydration fluid in the hope of saving it, however it died through the night. 

Today George Berryman another Trust member, witnessed the death of another seabird on the east beach, looks like a Little auk. The Guillemot had no external injuries but passed a black foul smelling inky fluid, makes me wonder if it was something it ate, causing an illness?

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