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Old Thursday 8th February 2018, 13:06   #1
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Lonely New Zealand gannet dies

Nigel "no mates", a lonely New Zealand gannet who lived his life on the edge of the cliffs of an uninhabited island, has been found dead alongside his partner - a concrete replica bird.

Nigel had been on Mana Island for five years and was besotted with one of the 80 decoys spread across the island.

Conservation ranger Chris Bell, who found Nigel's body last week, said his passing was "incredibly sad".

"This just feels like the wrong ending to the story," Mr Bell said.
Nigel was found next to his immobile concrete partner, who was part of a fake colony created to help lure gannets to Mana Island off the west coast of New Zealand's North Island.




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Old Thursday 8th February 2018, 20:57   #2
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Poor thing...you'd've thought after a couple of years of no new gannets appearing they could just have gotten rid of the decoys and thus make Nigel move elsewhere and find a real mate
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It's all happeing in New Zealand. Or not.

http://metro.co.uk/2018/02/08/blind-...ed-40-7296814/
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http://metro.co.uk/2018/02/08/blind-...ed-40-7296814/
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Poor thing...you'd've thought after a couple of years of no new gannets appearing they could just have gotten rid of the decoys and thus make Nigel move elsewhere and find a real mate
I agree...its a real shame.
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