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Old Wednesday 29th January 2020, 19:56   #1
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Big, Little Owl

Too fat to fly..................hmmm

First case of Prader-Willi in birds?

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Old Wednesday 29th January 2020, 20:56   #2
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A good case of over indulgence?
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Old Wednesday 29th January 2020, 21:10   #3
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A good case of over indulgence?
I thought most wild animals don't overindulge to the point they can't move properly (excepting some reptiles temporarily perhaps)? It's a really bad survival strategy for the individuals concerned ...
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...........hmmm]
hmmm indeed, according to BWP female Little Owls can weigh up to 220 gms so nothing like a "third heavier"
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hmmm indeed, according to BWP female Little Owls can weigh up to 220 gms so nothing like a "third heavier"
... poor thing was probably starving when they released it
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... poor thing was probably starving when they released it
and subjecting it to social media and "fat shaming".
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Maybe they just thought it needn't to be 'athena' bird.

Picked up, soggy, in a ditch? - sounds a bit more like it got into trouble or was a bit unwell tbh. Falconry Centre - maybe they do great work, but does sound fairly odd.
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This GBB Gull couldn't fly after eating this discarded salmon. It tottered drunkenly over to the quay edge and fell into the water.
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I thought most wild animals don't overindulge to the point they can't move properly (excepting some reptiles temporarily perhaps)? It's a really bad survival strategy for the individuals concerned ...
True, but there are always outliers.
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Briefly ... perhaps.




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