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One-Legged Curlew.

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Old Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 14:06   #1
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One-Legged Curlew.

I saw a one-legged curlew today. There was no sign of a stump, so I assume it was tucked up under its body. The bird was part of a group. Every time time there was a gust of wind the poor thing had to flap its wings to retain its balance. It was quite a sad sight, hopping about as the tide advanced. It was otherwise in good shape.

Does anyone know how it could have come to lose this limb? I don't suppose it could have been bitten off by a fish? Entanglement in a net, perhaps? I'm baffled.
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