The carcass of a bird that succumbed to Avian Flu lying in the sand.

In Scotland, a bird flu crisis threatens thousands of seabirds

A mutated strain of avian influenza is killing unprecedented numbers of birds on the Shetland Islands, many of which are already under threat.

A dead northern gannet lies off the coast of Bass Rock, the world’s largest breeding colony of the species, on June 6, 2022.
Photograph by Rachel Bigsby

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