Archive for June, 2013

CHICKS DYING: UPDATE 3

June 27, 2013
PETALS

PETALS

FIRST TWO CASES

FIRST TWO CASES

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Butchered crow found behind retirement flats.

The crow appeared to have been attacked today by an animal in one of the gardens 50 metres  from where the sick juvenile rook was found. (27/06/13)

The fields where three of these cases occurred are being sporadically monitored. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/avian-world

The remains of the butchered crow have disappeared and the area strewn with petals.

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CHICKS DYING: UPDATE 2

June 25, 2013

The juvenile rook that I named RK4 died

peacefully yesterday morning.

A small bird was found dead on the pavement
in DAMSIDE STREET LANCASTER ENGLAND
yesterday afternoon. It had a neck injury
and may not be connected to the spate of
bird deaths in this area (KIRKBY LONSDALE).

This was a finch like bird.

CHICKS DYING: UPDATE

June 23, 2013

FURTHER CASES:

Three more birds have been found dead in the area. A juvenile rook was spotted near a tree beside a footpath. It appeared to have lain there for over a week.

A crow chick around two weeks old was found on the pavement by the main road metres away from where a dead rat was seen two days earlier.

A juvenile rook was spotted in a field near the footpath huddled at a tree stump. It couldn’t fly and scuttled away as I approached it. I managed to catch it and brought it home. It was very weak and appeared to be suffering from a virus infection or poisoning. It can stand and walk okay despite its left foot being paralysed. It’s taking liquid feed and making steady progress.

Small bird/chick found metres away from the rat this afternoon (23/06/13). Unrecognised species. Just feathers remaining. Not a crow. Ref: Bird 8

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INFO BYTE:

June 13, 2013

CHICKS DYING:

 

The second crow chick in two weeks has died in the same area were the trees were felled. The first was spotted at the kerb side directly opposite. It appeared to be a rook or a jackdaw of about three weeks old. The second chick was seen about 200 metres away in the morning but flew off when I tried to chatch it. It was seen again on the ground early evening in the same area. It couldn’t fly and I managed to catch it after it scuttled away. It didn’t take any feed and died within half an hour. Some months earlier an adult rook was found dead on the same land where the trees were felled.