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1 posted on 04/07/2008 2:49:23 PM PDT by blam
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Thanks for the article, blam.

I just took down my bird feeders. I don’t know how I could have been so insensitive to these creatures of the wing.

I’m just going to shoot them so they don’t have to suffer anymore.


2 posted on 04/07/2008 2:51:44 PM PDT by exit82 (People get the government they deserve. And they are about to get it--in spades.)
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[An allegory for Welfare]


3 posted on 04/07/2008 2:52:35 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (It takes a father to raise a child.)
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Aw hell. My guns, my birdfeeders, my two-cycle outboard.....can I do one friggin’ thing right?


4 posted on 04/07/2008 2:54:44 PM PDT by VR-21
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But feeding is a complex business and can lead birds to make poor decisions later in life.

Add to list of world's problems that are meowmeow's fault:

Bad bird judgment

5 posted on 04/07/2008 2:55:05 PM PDT by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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Beautiful birds - like beautiful flowers - trick us into taking care of them. It’s a good thing.


8 posted on 04/07/2008 2:59:10 PM PDT by GOPJ (Wall Street game: Privatize profits and socialize losses.Freeper Mad_Tom_Rackham)
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I keep a little patch of weeds to draw mourning doves. They eat the seeds.

The neighbors hate me.


9 posted on 04/07/2008 2:59:15 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily. Apply Sparingly.)
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Only the small birds, finch, orioles, wren. The jays can’t deal with the finch feeder. Neither can the squirrels and woodpeckers. Win-win


11 posted on 04/07/2008 3:00:43 PM PDT by RightWhale (Clam down! avoid ataque de nervosa)
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Just another article to put “man” in a bad light. Take it with a grain of salt.


13 posted on 04/07/2008 3:21:17 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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I see a host of city ordinances coming on. Birdfeeders must be regulated.


14 posted on 04/07/2008 3:22:23 PM PDT by YHAOS
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But feeding is a complex business and can lead birds to make poor decisions later in life.

ROFL Like what? Smoking weed? Unprotected sex? Driving an SUV???
15 posted on 04/07/2008 3:28:26 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (<----- Typical White Person)
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Counter-intuitively, the presence of feeders has been associated with lower levels of predation by domestic cats.

I'd like to see that study. We enjoy watching the birds, but took our feeders down because the neighbor's cats were spending too much time underneath them.

16 posted on 04/07/2008 3:52:29 PM PDT by Amelia (Sometimes the devil you know is better than the devil you don't know....)
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***Attractive feeders can become ecological traps, encouraging birds to settle in an area that cannot support them once supplemental feeding has stopped.***

Oh, dear, an ecological trap. If only the birds could fly away! Poor birds, stuck in a vortex of free seed and suet, that, if it were to disappear, would cause widespread death and calamity. Oh why won’t they fly away and be FREE???


17 posted on 04/07/2008 3:58:36 PM PDT by irishtenor (Check out my blog at http://boompa53.blogspot.com/)
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But feeding is a complex business and can lead birds to make poor decisions later in life.
Just like the welfare system. Who knew?
18 posted on 04/07/2008 4:07:37 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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I don’t have to worry about that.I can’t keep the damn squirrels out of my feeders.They always figure out a way to get to them no matter what I do.One day I did get a payback.One of them had tried to scurry up a pole I just set up and it had fire ants crawling on it.All of a sudden it was a squealing and flipping around as he was getting bitten by the ants.It was so funny,I wish I had my video camera handy.


19 posted on 04/07/2008 4:57:29 PM PDT by Uncle Meat
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“encouraging birds to settle in an area that cannot support them once supplemental feeding has stopped”

Like welfare for birds.


23 posted on 04/07/2008 6:21:40 PM PDT by motor_racer (Open war is upon you, whether you would risk it or not.)
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The birdfeeder is not for the birds, it’s for the CAT!


24 posted on 04/07/2008 7:07:39 PM PDT by SouthTexas (If you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much space!)
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