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.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Va. Beach SPCA sees increase in birds shot with darts

The Virginian-Pilot
© June 7, 2014

VIRGINIA BEACH

Stephanie Hamilton's been on a mission. She's been staking out areas near the Lesner Bridge since the first call came in several days ago about a gull with what appeared to be a dart in its chest.

Finally, on Friday morning, she got her bird.

Hamilton, a volunteer with the Virginia Beach Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, captured the ring-billed gull with a net and brought it to the society's wildlife intake room off Holland Road.

It's not the first time this year the organization has dealt with birds injured this way.

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