One that didn’t make it

Previously I posted about the drama of the white-plumed honeyeater caught in a tree due to a synthetic thread that had caught around its claw. One hypothesis a birder friend put to me was that it was a young bird who had caught its claw on the thread whilst in the nest.

A dessicated cadaver under the trees across the road from my place bears out this theory. This one never made it out of the nest, although perhaps it managed to drag the nest with it a little ways.


The perils of plastic bags and other plastic debris for marine life are well known now. Less is said about the damage done by pieces of synthetic thread, twine and so forth. Disposable plastic is a killer. We could do without it.


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