As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Birds found with lead poisoning



Birds from all over the state of Virginia are suffering from lead poisoning. Every year, the Virginia Wildlife Center receives 15 to 25 birds with symptoms of lead poisoning, including bald eagles and vultures.

On Wednesday, the Wildlife Center received a turkey vulture that was hit by a car. Upon further testing, it was discovered that the bird had lead in its blood system. The Center believes the vulture scavenged upon the remains of a deer that was killed during the illegal hunting season.

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