The protected species, Peaceful doves are small gentle birds and its hard to see why anyone would poison them.
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Sick: The discovery of dead and dying birds along the Esplanade has sparked fears someone is deliberately baiting wildlife. Picture: MARC McCORMACK
Poison feared in park along Esplanade
ENVIRONMENTAL officers are seeking answers to the deaths of a number of birds along the Cairns Esplanade, with some residents fearing they are being deliberately poisoned.
The Department of Environment and Resource Management have called for more information about the dead birds, mainly peaceful doves.