FORT JACKSON, La. (AP) - The spokesman for groups in Louisiana to rescue birds from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill says that so far, three dead birds have been found and three oiled birds are being treated in Louisiana. A fourth bird is being treated in Florida.
Jay Holcomb identifies the live birds in the rescue center next door to Fort Jackson as a green heron, a northern gannet and a brown pelican. He says the dead birds are a magnificent frigatebird and two northern gannets.
Magnificent frigatebirds spend most of their lives flying over the sea or resting and sleeping on it. Louisiana's state wildlife veterinarian, James LaCour, says rescuers in Florida are treating a gannet.