Wednesday, December 27, 2017

December 27, 2017

Location: Cocoa, roadside on Cocoa Christmas Bird Count

I am a Blue-grey Gnatcatcher,
Mercury can affect my ability to think and breed.
It is found not only in water,
But in the spiders on which I feed.

Sources: How Much Should Major Polluters Pay? A DuPont Settlement Provides a Model  -- This is a long but fascinating (and a little scary) article that describes the science behind determining how birds are affected by mercury pollution. 

Photo and text © 2017 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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