By Ross Findon
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
RECENT storms have been blamed for an increase in the number of dead birds washed up on Isle of Wight beaches.
Dr Colin Pope, senior ecologist at the Isle of Wight Council, said: "Unfortunately we have seen an increase in the number of dead birds — mostly guillemots — being washed up on our shores, mainly as a result of the prolonged period of stormy weather we have experienced.
"Exhausted and malnourished birds become vulnerable in extreme weather conditions and tragically many do not survive.
"It is likely that the vast majority of sea birds are being washed up as a result of the recent storms."
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