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Thursday, 20 December 2007

More Lesvos bird casualties

Again, my friends at the Lesvos Wildlife Hospital have sent me more sad images of injured and dead birds from the island.

The first of these, the White Pelican above, is the well-knowned and much-loved bird which has lived around the harbour at Skala Kallonis for many years. The bird was deliberately knocked down by a pick-up truck earlier this month and the hospital tell me that she (I never knew it was a she!) is likley to live but will almost certainly lose one of her legs. They are looking at whether they can fit an artificial limb.

The two Greater Flamingos were part of four birds found shot at Mytilini Castle. Three were dead when foud, the fourth had to be put down.

Thursday, 13 December 2007

Shot Booted Eagle dies

I've just heard from the Wildlife Hospital on Lesvos that this Booted Eagle, ahot in October, has since died. More here. They've not told of of any recent incidents, but its already been a bad year for illiegal hunting on the island (see poaching item below).