Avian flu leaves large numbers of birds dead on beaches

Avian flu leaves large numbers of birds dead on beaches

Jun 07, 2022 by BBC News - Scotland

Key Facts

  • Image source, Getty Images Image caption, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar said sea bird colonies were affected Avian flu has left unusually large numbers of sea birds dead on beaches in the Western Isles, the islands local authority has said.
  • Comhairle nan Eilean Siar said the outbreak had hit colonies in the isles.
  • It has urged people not to touch carcasses and for the public to report discoveries of large numbers of dead wild birds to Defra.
  • On Monday there were warnings bird flu was spreading through breeding sea bird colonies in Shetland.

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