115 days ago

Yellow swan turns heads in Auckland

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

The Birds Auckland group has been driving past regularly to check on the male swan that was shot with a crossbow in Auckland's Western Springs.

The group painted the bird's head yellow so they can watch over its welfare.

The swan was earlier reunited with its partner and cygnet after a crossbow bolt was removed from its chest and the animal was treated with antibiotics.

If you notice any future problems with the swan, phone Birds Auckland on 09 256 7300

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