bird poisonings

Subject: bird poisonings
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 13:04:37 +1100
Blrd deaths
Autopsies might be carried out
on native birds found dead in the
grounds of Parliament House in
Canberra to discover if they were
Australian Progressive Alliance
Senator Meg Lees said at least
14 dead currawongs had been
found. Magpies had also
disappeared from the courtyards
of the building.
Senator Lees said insecticide
used to keep Bogong moths from
the building might have poisoned
the birds, and Senate President
Paul Calvert had agreed
autopsies should be performed
on any future dead birds.
Bogong moths migrate to the
Snowy Mountains each spring,
and in previous years have
infested Parliament, attracted by
its bright lights.

>From Canberra Times

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