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Don’t feed the birds stale bread

You’re taking a family trip to see the swans and many would think that they are doing a good th...

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15.24 13 Aug 2020


Don’t feed the birds stale bread


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15.24 13 Aug 2020


You’re taking a family trip to see the swans and many would think that they are doing a good think by bringing some bread to feed them, but you could actually do more harm than good. Westmeath County Council issued a warning online for people to stop feeding the swans mouldy or stale bread. This comes after the swans began developing pink feathers, which is a fungal infection from eating the bread. 

Tom Dunne was joined by Niall Hatch from Birdwatch Ireland to discuss this. 


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Birds Birds Fungal Infection Birdwatch Ireland Feeding Birds Niall Hatch Stale Bread Swans Westmeath County Council

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