Electrocution is a lethal passage of electricity through a living body,
resulting in muscle spasm, burns, shock, cardiac arrest and death
Mock up of CU2 Jimmy tragically electrocuted on 11 May 2015 when he perched
on an end power pole at Hiraeth cottage, nr Pentrefoelas, Conwy, North Wales.
Electricity will only flow where there is a potential (voltage) difference.
The lethal current routes from energised wire
through the bird's body to ground.
Bonelli's Eagle's numbers have dropped drastically. Left, electrocuted in Sudan. Right, in Spain
White Stork numbers have reached a critical low, here one seen electrocuted in Bulgaria
Killing Ground: Mass electrocution of Flamingos on Khadir Island, Gujarat
Photo R.D.Meriya: 8am November 20, 2011
with a lethal design / construction
which can bridge a circuit
for a variety of reasons
habitat open, treeless or flat
on Migratory or Local Flight Path
near feeding grounds or nest
affects bird behaviour + conductivity
balance + skill are still developing