Darter in distress

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Subject: Darter in distress
From: Rods Gardening <>
Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2023 23:59:24 +0000
This morning there was a mix of Cormorants, great, little pied and little 
black, on the wall in the middle of the Coombs Pond, along with a dozen 
Darters. Unfortunately one of the Darters had impaled some sort of red 
material, or possibly a balloon, with its bill and was in considerable distress 
as it now fought to remove it, wings flapping, tossing its head from side to 
side, virtually jumping up and down on the wall. This happened for about 10 
minutes before I moved away but the future was not looking bright for this 
unfortunate bird.

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