Dead birds

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Subject: Dead birds
From: Debbie Lustig <>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 22:21:14 +1000
Last weekend at several wetlands near Kerang, duck rescuers found the following 
protected species:
Little Raven -1
Australasian Grebe - 1
Musk Duck - 2
Pied? Cormorant - 1 (Any help with ID would be appreciated)
Five swan eggs were collected.
Musk Ducks rarely fly so it must be assumed these two were shot on the water.
'Game' species - about 17 old, 7 freshly shot
Dozens of game species were also found blown to pieces in a sustained, one-hour 
shooting session that occured after dark.
Among 68 duck heads found were Pink-eared Ducks, Shovelers, both Teals, and 
Photos by Sarah Lynch:
Wetlands visited were McDonald Swamp, The Marshes and Lake William.
Duck shooting season is nearing its end (13 June). Let's make sure it's the 

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