Photo-a-day retirement

By mpp26

Human impact - black fronted tern

Very windy today so hard to take birds, they were flying very fast!

This lovely bird is a black fronted tern, different to the white fronted one I usually take with it's orange beak and feet and it's a slightly smaller bird.

The sad thing about this bird is if you look closely at the shoulder between the wings, and between the tail fork at the back, you can see a strand of green filament, from someone carelessly discarding fishing line. Luckily it doesn't seem to be around the bird's neck, so it may be able to eventually get rid of it, and it won't affect it feeding. Many birds are killed or damaged by fishing line, nets, and rubbish discarded from boats, and from shore. Human impact.

to see the problem in more detail click here

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