There were an amazing few days when I was watching seabirds visiting the river nearby. I have never seen other seabirds than gull, seagull or crows and swans occupying a seashore. These days were magical…
I do not have any special photo camera to catch beautiful moments from Nature, however, I have a 8x monocular! So, I brought nearer my photo camera (from a mobile phone) to a lens of a monocular, and here we are! Sea birds close up!
Two accidents which made me sad about these beautiful seabirds…
People on a river bank have started to feed the birds with white bread. People!!!
One cormorant has caught a plastic fish – a tool of river fishermen and was trying to swallow it. Then I saw one more doing the same, and one more…Birds were taking out from water plastic fishes of different colors: red, neon green, orange…
On a photo: a cormorant, trying to deal with plastic fish
White bread is a killer for any bird
Bread provides no nutrition for birds, it is like an empty filler. Birds could end up being fat and starving at the same time.
There was a guy on a left from me and I stopped him from feeding birds. I explained that white bread is a real death for birds, opened my backpack and threw some wheat grains for pigeons. More so, feeding wild birds is forbidden at all. I told him: “You will enjoy making a few photos when birds will come closer eating your bread and later will go away, but birds will stay with that bread and will probably die, because this is not a food for them. White bread kills”. He has brought two big white breads with him, but they left untouched after my intervention…
Ten-fifteen minutes later a pair was going to do the same – to feed birds with white bread so that to make nice photos. Again I did not allowed them to do so. The lady was surprised: “Why not? What is wrong?” It is a surprising moment, how some people remain ignorant in XXI century and continue to harm Nature. Well, those whom I talked to know now that white bread is a killer for birds. Lets hope they will spread their discovery with their friends and other people too…
Bread is not a bread these days. I would agree that the same bread is an empty filler for people too, letting them to go fat but starving at the same time.
Prophylactic self-isolation for mind and body purification. Day 35th.
Fishermen’s tools pollute Nature
Where do a science and innovations look for? Please create biodegradable bait for those hobby-fishermen. People enjoy their time on a fresh air but at the same time contaminate water and raise a potential risk for river’s life creatures. Would any life creature (including a human!) be happy to swallow plastic??? People!!!
Images and text © Dr. A. Palatronis
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