WATER testing is underway at Hyde Park after sick birds had to be rescued last week. Vincent council’s urged people (and pets) to stay out of the lakes after
WA Seabird Rescue took in Eurasian coots who were struggling with weakness consistent with botulism.
Stirling council’s also put out a plea for people to stop feeding birds human foods as it can make them sick or contribute to botulism if uneaten food rots.
If you see a bird struggling to hold its head up it might be botulism so call WASR on 6102 8464, as birds with botulism can be nursed to full recovery if their dose wasn’t too high.