Deaths of White-faced Herons

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Subject: Deaths of White-faced Herons
From: "Terry Bishop" <>
Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2006 22:04:51 +1000 (AUS Eastern Standard Time)
One major problem with inland dams is drought. There have been many
swan/duck deaths/amputations from fishing line that had been snagged on logs
 trees or rocks but due to the falling water levels are now high and dry.
Ducks seem to get caught up around the head/neck when diving and both get
their feet caught when swimming over shallow water when the line is just
below the surface. Both irrigation dams near Orange NSW (Wyangla &
Burrendong) were down so far last year you could see the trees on the
original river bank quite close to the dam walls. You only have to check out
the popular camping spots to see that the rubbish bins in a large percentage
of cases are for decoration only with supermarket plastic bags being the
main culprit. I always carry tin snips as I have found and released alive
two birds with their head stuck in a drink can. 
Terry Bishop
Orange NSW
-------Original Message------- 
From: Robyn 
Date: 15/09/2006 9:04:54 PM 
To: Birding-Aus 
Subject: Deaths of White-faced Herons 
There are already signs on the riverbank, but they apply to everyone else, 
Of course, never to the guilty party! 
I really do not understand why fishers are so environmentally unaware or 
Uncaring. It makes my blood boil to see the results of fishing line and 

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