Kind of a bummer for migration. Whimbrels--are really awesome type of shorebird have been fitted with satellite transmitters. One even went through Hurricane Irene. Alas, 2 of them have been legally shot, story here and here. It's legal on this island to shoot shorebirds, they are not part of the Migratory Bird Treaty. News that record numbers of birds of prey poisoned in Scotland.
Birds that were pets and released in their native Australia are teaching their wild counterparts human words.
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