Friday, October 30, 2009
More About Birds
Here are two more views of that bird I saw on the beach at Moreau today. I hope this will help somebody tell me what bird this is.
Also, here's another photo of that Osprey my friends and I found dead along the shore of Moreau Lake last Friday. It's enough to make you weep, is it not? Why would anyone want to kill an Osprey? Unfortunately, some people just get a kick out of shooting and killing anything that flies.
When I visited Moreau State Park today, I talked with park naturalist Gary Hill, who told me there would probably be an investigation into how this legally protected raptor was killed. Gary had reported the bird's death to Peter Nye, head of the endangered species unit of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The bird is being stored in a freezer awaiting examination by state wildlife pathologists.