Where are all the Short-tailed Shearwaters?

This is extremely worrying. It is not unusual for large numbers of shearwaters to die at sea, especially when they encounter major storms. But this event seems to be something more serious.

 

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-05/mutton-birds-delayed-migratory-vic-arrival-alarms-birdwatchers/11572220

 

Stephen Ambrose

Ryde NSW

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