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A NUMBER of dead birds have been found along a stretch of the River Ebbw.

South Wales Argus:

The birds – which appear to be geese – appeared overnight according to regular walkers along the track as they did not notice them yesterday.

The first of these birds have been found by the Pont-y-meistr Bridge in Fields Road, Pontymister and they are at various locations down to the next bridge by Avon Village.

South Wales Argus:

Although there has been speculation on social media that the situation may be linked to a recent alert for aviation influenza, more commonly known as bird flu, many of the dead birds show signs of injury and appear to have been attacked.


Some local residents have contacted Caerphilly County Borough Council and other relevant organisations.

South Wales Argus:

The council has said early information suggests the unusual is unlikely to be the result of bird flu and that the birds have been killed, and an investigation is being conducted.