Thursday, 27 February 2014

Storm driven seabirds

A storm driven Kittiwake found in Wallingford - 

The recent winter storms have caused many seabird casualties with mainly Puffins, Guillemots, Razorbill and Kittiwakes being washed up along coasts in Western Europe, i.e. an estimated 21000 dead birds being found on the French coast so far. The full effect has not been assessed yet but the impact has been massive. The birds that winter in the Bay of Biscay and the western Atlantic have been unable to feed in the stormy weather. More information to follow.

An RSPB article on Puffins -

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