Thanks Thanks:  1
Likes Likes:  0
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 12 of 12
  1. #11
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Maryland, USA

    Default Re: Mass Starling deaths

    Quote Originally Posted by spudgun View Post
    I have a theory with badger's, that in winter nutrients, minerals, trace elements, are hard to come by and that badger's etc will scoff up the rock salt that's used to keep the roads free of ice.
    I don't know about badgers, but deer definitely do this. It's not unusual to see a number of deer appearing to be grazing in the road in front of my house (they're actually licking salt.) Of course, there are always deer corpses along the road, but they were clearly hit by motorists.

  2. #12

    Default Re: Mass Starling deaths

    Definitely most animals need these minerals, elements especially in winter. The sparrow's have over the years nearly eaten away a stone from a wall on my house. They seem to go for the darkest of stones obviously they are getting something from this one type of stone. The other year we found something had been grazing on the bark from the bottom of Beech trees in woods that were planted around thirty years ago, I set up a wildlife camera and found it to be fallow deer, to help with the problem we put down horse salt licks, these worked a treat, the deer left the tree's alone long enough for spring to arrive and natural supplements to grow.

    Sent from my FIG-LX1 using Tapatalk

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Hydropower linked to pig deaths
    By diawl bach in forum General Fly Fishing Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-10-2013, 03:54 PM
  2. Tragic deaths on Gladhouse Reservoir
    By Big Jim in forum General Fly Fishing Discussion
    Replies: 61
    Last Post: 12-09-2012, 08:26 PM
  3. Tidal Tyne Salmon deaths....Again!!!!
    By we-flyfish in forum Salmon Fishing
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 13-07-2009, 05:30 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts