(Another) G-hL update

To: Rod Gardner <>
Subject: (Another) G-hL update
From: Alan McBride <>
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 12:42:52 +1000

Not totally sure I agree with all this.

The number of Silver Gulls, Masked Lapwings, etc., I see with one leg and a stump makes me think the GHL may well be better off without it, in the kindest possible way of course, and assuming it's painful!

If it is in the process of 'losing' the end of its leg, it's in the right country with all the other hopping stuff:-)



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On 11 Jul 2006, at 12:26, Rod Gardner wrote:

Hi David, Russell, and others,

My main concern in my posting about the lapwing was that it
was no longer putting its right foot down on the ground, as
some previous postings had indicated it was doing even a
couple of days ago (limping, hobbling). In the half hour or
so that I watched it, it didn't once touch the ground with
the foot. It either hopped on the other one, or lay down flat
on its belly. I can't say whether the growth has got bigger.
The bird was, though, still flying strongly. I was just
wondering how long it can go on, as I would have thought
effectively having one leg, and possibly being in a lot of
discomfort, doesn't augur well for longer term survival.

The reddish discolouring on its belly looked like (and was
positioned to suggest) dirt from the ground from frequent
crouching. The fact that it wasn't cleaning/preening this
area is also, possibly, a cause for concern.


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