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Old Tuesday 9th September 2008, 02:23   #1
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Sorry I don't know how to post pictures here

I would like that you see these sad pictures of White European Stork while migrating and passing by Saudi Arabia (west) came in contact with electric wires and was killed

It may happened at night because of some thing scared the birds maybe cars or human

It Happened 9 DAYS AGO


There was 150 birds

http://www.mekshat.com/pix/upload02/..._cimg5239a.jpg
http://www.mekshat.com/pix/upload02/..._cimg5196a.jpg
http://www.mekshat.com/pix/upload01/..._cimg5214a.jpg

2 of them have a leg-ring

http://www.mekshat.com/pix/upload02/..._cimg5259a.jpg
http://www.mekshat.com/pix/upload01/..._cimg5257a.jpg

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http://www.mekshat.com/pix/upload02/..._cimg5264a.jpg
http://www.mekshat.com/pix/upload02/..._cimg5265a.jpg

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Old Tuesday 9th September 2008, 08:12   #2
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I believe electric wires are one of the biggest causes of death White Storks, but 150 in one go is bad news indeed. I guess the birds perhaps roosted on the pylons (not unusual or partcularly dangerous) but then, as suggested, got disturbed by something.
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Old Tuesday 9th September 2008, 08:19   #3
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Sorry I dont konw how to post pictures her

I would like that you see these sad pictures of White Europian Stork while migrating and paasing by Saudi Arabia(west) came in contact with electric wires and was killed

It may habend at nighat because of some thing scared the birds maybe cars or humen

It Habend 9 DAYS AGO


There was 150 birds

http://www.mekshat.com/pix/upload02/..._cimg5239a.jpg
http://www.mekshat.com/pix/upload02/..._cimg5196a.jpg
http://www.mekshat.com/pix/upload01/..._cimg5214a.jpg

2 of them has a leg-ring

http://www.mekshat.com/pix/upload02/..._cimg5259a.jpg
http://www.mekshat.com/pix/upload01/..._cimg5257a.jpg

Ring information
http://www.mekshat.com/pix/upload02/..._cimg5264a.jpg
http://www.mekshat.com/pix/upload02/..._cimg5265a.jpg

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frst bird C4114
second bird C4250
This is dreadful. All these beautiful creatures killed. Surely the lines could have had markers or globes, or something which would alert the storks to the danger and prevent them approaching or alighting on the wires.
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Old Tuesday 9th September 2008, 10:38   #4
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I believe electric wires are one of the biggest causes of death White Storks, but 150 in one go is bad news indeed. I guess the birds perhaps roosted on the pylons (not unusual or partcularly dangerous) but then, as suggested, got disturbed by something.

Yes it is really asad news we here in Saudi Arabia Sad for the bad huntting of birds and now these sad images

Thank you for passing her Jos Stratford
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Why do you think some of the legs are so badly broken? You can see this in several pictures.
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Old Tuesday 9th September 2008, 13:30   #6
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I'm wondering if the tensioned wires were vibrating from wind, or something.
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Old Tuesday 9th September 2008, 16:43   #7
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Why do you think some of the legs are so badly broken? You can see this in several pictures.

I was thinking along the same lines and at first wondered what were apparently metal rods doing by the bird, as in this picture -


http://www.mekshat.com/pix/upload01/..._cimg5214a.jpg

but maybe you are right and these are not metal but bones of the broken legs. As to the explanation, I don't know.

Overall, whatever the cause, a very sad situation.
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Odd distribution pattern for electrocution. Usually things drop exactly where they are shocked.
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