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Many lead sinkers are similar in appearance to the small stones and grit that birds swallow to aid in digesting food in their gizzard. Loons, eagles, cormorants and other birds may also eat fish that contain a hook and sinker broken from an angler’s line.
See how difficult it is to distinguish split shot from pebbles.

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Images courtesy of Jim Clayton- Photographer at NY Department of Environmental Conservation.


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