Photography in Paradise

peeking from behind the sensor

We are seeing birds around the office dying from the West Nile Virus. Today this Sparrow became the latest victim. I called animal control to have them come pick it up and they said they could not take the bird unless he was dead.  They only want crows and said the smaller birds are not dying from the virus. Ha! We have lost humming birds, an owl, and several other small birds already this year. The agency support is pathetic with these kind of rules.

dying bird

dead bird  It took about an hour for the bird to fall on its back and another hour to die. Not a very pretty sight.