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.

Monday 24 December 2018

More dead pelicans, seagulls wash up in North Myrtle Beach and officials don’t know why

DECEMBER 16, 2018 01:44 PM,
UPDATED DECEMBER 17, 2018 03:40 PM
More dead birds were found on the beach in North Myrtle Beach on Sunday, and local and state officials are still trying to determine the cause.
There’s also a discrepancy over just how many dead birds were found Saturday, when estimates ranged from several to “dozens” or even “hundreds.”
“The bottom line is that birds perished and were found on our beach, and as of this writing we do not know why,” North Myrtle Beach officials said via email Sunday morning.
A day after North Myrtle Beach officials refuted social media postings indicating there were “dozens” or even “hundreds” of dead birds found on the beach, the city said the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources reported finding 30 on Saturday. North Myrtle Beach also noted that its beach patrol had found 10 more birds Sunday — a pelican that was barely alive and seagulls that had died.

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