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AussieAl
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Post April 6th, 2017, 5:30 pm

The following photos can be a bit disturbing.
They show the damage that man-made products can do to birds and animals.

Our neighbour first saw this female BowerBird when she was quite young. We tried several ways to catch her, but it was impossible. She saw the bird again almost two years later. The pictures tell the story.

She hasn't been seen recently, but she seemed to be eating and surviving OK.

Of course, the lesson here is that we should always thoughtfully dispose of our rubbish.


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Post April 6th, 2017, 6:26 pm

Oh that's distressing, Al :( I'm always picking up rubber bands that our posties discard - they're everywhere :angry:
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Post April 6th, 2017, 7:34 pm

Poor thing - there are so many items that get discarded carelessly. :(

Cameras on nests now have shown us that birds pick up plastics and twine, etc. that can be lethal if they get ingested, or wrapped around them when taken back to the nest. I especially notice what people litter the beaches with, causing huge harm to not just sea creatures, but other birds and mammals. It's a great idea to always have a bag with you when out for a stroll, to pick up trash that careless people discard.
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Post April 6th, 2017, 11:09 pm

It also happens with turtles as you can see below:

Cut these six pack rings up before disposing.
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