Who would do such a thing?  The bird, dubbed #286, is in custody at the Los Angeles Zoo, and its prognosis is guarded.  The bird, which was taken into custody because of a belief it was suffering from lead poisoning, was also discovered to have been shot, as several shotgun pellets were found in already-healed wounds.  The story is on Yahoo news.

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their indoor cat, B.B. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.