Date: 2/11/19 8:33 am
From: MJ Keeler <maryjane.keeler...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Dead Great Blue Heron
Animal control first then
https://www.mass.gov/orgs/division-of-fisheries-and-wildlife


On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 10:06 AM Helena Grant <bannerh...> wrote:

> yes, I would agree, finding out cause of death is critical, to prevent
> possible unnatural cause(s) of death.
> that begs the question: what is the proper protocol when we stumble
> across a large(r) avian or mammalian dead body in a city area - this
> is not the wilderness. Leave it and report it? Bag it and give it to
> ... animal control? the latter may provide the best opportunity for
> determining the cause of death.
>
> I, too, consider the Great Blue one of my "best buddies", so am
> saddened as well.
> Helena Grant
>
> On 2/11/19, Paula G <pmgentile...> [arlingtonbirds]
> <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:
> > So, my cousin works for the city in that area, and he wrote me this
> (when I
> > asked if they use poison):
> >
> > “No,we don't use anything like that at all over here, hate to say it but
> > that area is a big homeless population that lives under the bridge and
> I'm
> > sure they're throwing needles into that water body where heron lives,
> they
> > have also built up that neighborhood like you wouldn't believe so I'm
> sure
> > those building owners are using bait traps...”
> >
> > How sad, if this is true.
> >
> >
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On Feb 10, 2019, at 11:50 PM, MJ Keeler <maryjane.keeler...>
> >> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:
> >>
> >> It may be worth it to report this bird to find out cause of death. They
> >> are known to eat rodents when fish aren’t available.
> >>
> >> MJ
> >>
> >>> On Sun, Feb 10, 2019 at 11:03 PM Liz Thorstenson <lizzylee...>
> >>> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Hi all,
> >>>
> >>> I was so sad to come across a dead great blue heron while walking along
> >>> the Alewife this late afternoon. It had to have happened recently since
> >>> it is largely in tact and its feathers still look lovely. The bird is
> in
> >>> the recently clear cut area on the right just after the wooden
> boardwalk
> >>> from Broadway ends and it turns into dirt for awhile. Normally this
> area
> >>> is chocked with knotweed but some entity is clearing it. Maybe the gas
> >>> company.
> >>> Anyway, I have a few pictures if anyone is interested.
> >>> I consider the herons my closest bird friends along the Brook and this
> >>> really bums me out.
> >>>
> >>> On the other end of the spectrum, I’ve been enjoying a feisty little
> >>> Cooper’s hawk who has been visiting my stretch of the Alewife Brook
> >>> lately, giving me great views of its hunting technique. They are so fun
> >>> to watch.
> >>>
> >>> Liz
> >>> E Arlington
> >>>
> >>> Sent from my miniature device.
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >
>

 
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