[Tweeters] Swans at Union Bay
mj.cygnus at gmail.com
Mon Feb 21 09:08:00 PST 2022
For all of those that were following the events of the past few weeks
regarding the Trumpeter Swans and a Tundra or two, at Union Bay...... the
sick Trumpeter was captured. It was very ill from lead poisoning from
ingesting a fishing lure with lead weight.
Thank you to all who assisted with monitoring, assisting and,
especially to Larry Hubbell for documenting the event and writing about.
You can read the story and see the pictures at his blog Union Bay Watch
While the usual lead poisoning culprit is lead shot ingestion, this year we
have seen at least 5 swans killed from lead fishing sinkers in various
locations on fresh water lakes.
PLEASE: protect loons, swans and more by using only non-lead fishing
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