Dead ducks and protected species

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Subject: Dead ducks and protected species
From: Debbie Lustig <>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:58:55 +1000
This is a link to more photos of dead game species and protected species found 
at Lake Buloke, Victoria, over the Easter long weekend. I give warning of the 
graphic nature of the images. They were displayed outside Premier Baillieu's 
office on Wednesday, 27 April.
There seems no doubt that hunters are targeting any and every bird species. 
There is no budget for wildlife officers, so the wetlands are not being policed 
to prevent this.
Many of these birds were in an advanced state of decay, indicating they had 
been dead for many weeks, perhaps as far back as the opening weekend (March 19).
Ducklings have been found dead, indicating breeding is still underway.
If Victorian birdwatchers want there to be ducks to watch, we must demand duck 
hunting be banned. 
Dead birds:

Grey Teal: 67
Pacific Black Duck: 7
Pink-eared Duck: 8
Hardhead: 2
Mountain Duck: 2
Wood Duck: 3
Unknown: 8
Magpies: 4
Eurasian Coot: 2
Little Raven: 1
Black-winged Stilt: 1
Purple Swamphen: 1
Australasian Grebe: 1
Cygnet: 1
Swan's eggs: 13
Other egg: 1
Ducklings: 3?

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