February 04, 2007

What's Happening to La Jolla's Birds?

Every time I go down to Windansea Beach, I see an increasing number of one-legged birds, or birds with one good leg and one broken leg. For instance:

And no, it's not that its right leg is just neatly folded and out of view. There is no right leg. I've seen this particular bird on numerous occasions.

Here's another one:

In the past month I've seen probably four or five such birds with leg injuries or missing legs, all at Windansea Beach in La Jolla. Strange.

Posted by brian at February 4, 2007 07:09 PM


There is a bird that hangs out on the bridge leading into Crown Point that has a right leg but is missing the right foot. I see it several times a week in the same area.

Today, in the same area, I saw a new bird with an injured right leg, very similar to your second one above.

Must be a coincidence, but still, very strange.

Posted by: Jason at February 4, 2007 09:40 PM

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