12 Jul 2023

Hundreds of dead birds killed by avian flu removed from Scotland beaches

Chief Correspondent

More than a thousand dead birds have been removed from beaches in Aberdeenshire so far this week, and 32, 000 hens have been culled after a dramatic rise in avian flu.

Beachgoers have been warned not to touch any dead or dying birds that wash ashore.

A variety of seabirds have been affected by the outbreak – including gulls,and terns.