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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Good idea to help birds

I just read a post from a birder who found a gull with a fishing lure that was caught in its beak and wing. He was able to gently hold the gull down with some sticks and remove the lure. Thanks to his actions the gull flew away without the pain and damage that the lure would have caused. This birder noted that he always packs out any fishing lures he finds around as they pose a danger to birds and other wildlife.

All responsible birders need to take actions to assist birds and this is a great way to help out with very minimal effort. I would add that birders should also pack out any fishing line they find lying around as birds too often use it in nest making with disastrous results to nestlings that are at risk of hanging with the fishing line around their necks.

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