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Oystercatchers vulnerable to fishing line left on beach

Unfortunately our friends the Oystercatchers were in trouble this summer. We received a callout to rescue this adult. Both adults were caught in the line – possibly when one went to rescue the other. Fortunately, one survived and will eventually re-pair. The bird which remained attached in the photograph went to the ARRC Trust and diagnosed with terminal injuries.


Variable Oystercatcher after fishing line removed from mainly the leg – photos Paul Cuming


Fishing line removed from oystercatcher


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