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Wild birds
Mass mortality of starlings
  1. Ronald J. Roberts
  1. 9 Alexander Drive, Bridge of Allan, Scotland FK9 4QB
  1. email: heronpisces{at}

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I WAS interested in the letter from J. P. Duff regarding mass mortality of starlings roosting by a roadside (VR, December 21/28, 2013, vol 173, pp 613-614). He indicates that in this case there were no reports of the actual incident that caused the traumatic deaths, and that they could relate to collisions with vehicles or, possibly, to birds flying into the road surface.

I wish to report actually experiencing a similar incident. I was driving along the B843 from Campbeltown to Machrihanish in Argyll with my wife, in …

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