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.

Saturday 15 March 2014

Pest control gone wrong is suspected cause of bird deaths

11th Mar 2014 6:40 PM

A PEST control operation gone wrong is suspected to be behind the poisoning death of hundreds of wild birds in the NSW central-west.

Up to 700 birds including corellas, galahs and cockatoos have been discovered dead along the Talbaragar River near Dubbo in the past two weeks.

A spokeswoman for Wildlife group WIRES told the Herald the birds likely fell victim to a chemical used to control insects and non-native pest birds such as starlings.

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