Slightly morbid bird question
September 17, 2008 10:10 AM Subscribe
Why do you never see dead birds in the city?
I live in the city and close to water. My surroundings are full of ducks, swans, pigeons (yich) and gulls. Yet I never see one dead, except maybe if it was run over by a car. Why is that? Is there some secret bird cemetery they go to to die? Surely the gutters should be full of dead pigeons or something. God knows there's enough of them around. Or are they eaten by insects in record time?
Disclaimer: I do not have an actual wish to see dead birds. I've just been wondering about this since forever.
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