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Observed increase in birdkill

By Jey - 21 November 2006 26

Over the few weeks or so I’ve noticed an increasing number of dead birds on Canberra roads.
Normally, one doesn’t see so much birdkill as they usually seem to make it out of the way before been hit.

Has anyone else noticed this increase in carnage?
Any ideas as to why?
Perhaps the birds have gone a bit dumb in the head due to the lack of food caused by the drought.
Perhaps the bizarre weather has messed up their ‘radars’.

Theories involving in poisoning and Crazy_Chester aside, I’d be interested to hear your thoughts.

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KandyA 1:26 pm 22 Nov 06

i want that ded seagull, i saw it too and also i thought – WTF?

Thumper 8:10 am 22 Nov 06

Ducks are quite funny. Thick as bricks, but funny.

KaneO 10:28 pm 21 Nov 06

Young and stupid birds everywhere. Just the gene pool taking care of business.

Jey 9:19 pm 21 Nov 06

crazy ducks

ant 8:01 pm 21 Nov 06

It’s been Bird Madness out there the past 2 weeks or so. they come diving out of nowhere, in squadrons, raiding the car. So far the brakes have worked. and the ducks who shovel about in the mud just past the Dairy Flat Road/Moreshead roundabout in the mornings yesterday decided to venture out onto the road. In morning rush hour! Brakes and airhorn got a workout. Idiots. Ducks are such fools.

Jey 5:30 pm 21 Nov 06

Thanks for all your answers.
While I don’t know whether or not the majority of the carnage observed was young birdkill, I can say that this time last year I wasn’t driving thus wouldn’t have noticed similar springtime carnage.
So, as some of you have said, it could be a regular spring occurrence.

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