Saturday 18th September comments: Just a quick update on the news story we brought to you on Thursday about the plight of Guillemots, as Dr Francis Daunt has commented that nine Guillemots and one Razorbill have been tested for Bird Flu by Scottish Rural college and the return results have proven negative.
None of the birds involved showed signs of bird flu. These ten individuals were collected off the beaches near St.Andrews in Fife and whilst it’s not the answer, it does help eliminate this as a potential reason and we’ll bring you the results as more information comes to light. Thanks to everyone who has reported dead birds, the scale of the event appears to cover a vast area of the east coast but please remember if you do find any dead birds, please wear gloves before handling.
Lets hope we can bring you some positive news soon.