Birds

Hundreds of birds have suffered swollen eyes and strange symptoms from a deadly ailment — and no one knows for sure what it is.
A 2017 legal interpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act “allowed industry to kill birds with impunity," a Biden administration official said Monday.
“If they teach the others bad language and I end up with 250 swearing birds, I don’t know what we’ll do,” the park's CEO lamented.
The new rule would cement 2017 guidance that protects energy companies and other entities from being prosecuted for unintentionally killing birds.
An estimated 1 million common murres died in 2015 and 2016. Scientists fear it was a harbinger of a warming world.
The vultures often "defecate and vomit ... onto buildings below that house employees and equipment," noted a CBP representative.
Harrowing scenes showing fleeing kangaroos, burnt koalas and dead birds have appeared on social media.
The large bird had been evading would-be captors in two North Carolina counties since June.