28.04.12. Birdlog (Short-eared Owl)

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I found this bird dead and in an emaciated condition on Saturday 28th April close to the junction of No 6 and No 3 tanks. The bird was in a fairly fresh condition so, I guess it had died recently. The body of the bird was relatively good except for some flesh wounds on the neck area (although this could have occurred after death and having been predated/scavenged on the ground). The right iris was cloudy and the body had very little meat on it, especially on the breast region. I concluded that it was likely the bird had starved to death. I don’t believe there are any sinister activities with this birds death but simply a state of age and a disability.