BIRD FLU FEARS AS SCORES OF DEAD GULLS FOUND ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT - Island Echo - petsitterbank

BIRD FLU FEARS AS SCORES OF DEAD GULLS FOUND ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT – Island Echo

Concerns are rapidly growing that the Isle of Wight has been hit by avian flu after the discovery of dead birds across the Island – including more than 40 in the West Wight.

Earlier this week DEFRA was alerted to the discovery of 3 gulls in the area of ​​Culver Parade, Sandown – including at the town’s canoe lake.

Now, it has been learned by Iceland Echo that more than 40 gulls have been found deceased on the shingle at the remote Scratchell’s Bay near to The Needles.

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Other sightings of dead gulls have been reported on the banks of the River Medina in Newport, at Luccombe and on the shore at Gurnard.

Anyone who discovers a dead bird is advised to keep a safe distance and not to touch the animal.

If you find dead wild waterfowl (swans, geese or ducks) or other dead wild birds, such as gulls or birds of prey, you should report them straight away to the DEFRA helpline on 03459 33 55 77.

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