Second Sea-Eagle dead

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Subject: Second Sea-Eagle dead
From: "Phil Straw" <>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 11:16:06 +1000

The mate of the Sea-Eagle mentioned in my earlier email was found dead this morning. Whether it died from the same prey item or a second prey item is not known at this stage. The second bird was washed up on the opposite shore to the nest site. It may have fallen onto the mudflats among the mangroves and only just floated out on the tide as it couldn’t be found on Sunday. If the birds shared one toxic fish or other item from the river it would have been pretty potent. This appeared to be the case in 1992/1993 when a pair were found dead close to each other. The two birds will be analysed and the results made known some time in the near future.




Phil Straw

Editor, The Tattler,

Newsletter for the East Asian-Australasian Flyway

P.O. Box 2006

Rockdale Delivery Centre

NSW 2216, Australia


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