[CT Birds] feed or not to feed?
rlafleur at crec.org
Tue Sep 14 11:58:04 EDT 2010
All birds could use some assistance when it comes to finding food, looks
like your feeders are multi-tasking.
From: ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org
[mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of Carrier
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 11:42 AM
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] feed or not to feed?
To feed birds or not is the question.
I have a bird feeder up and filled throughout the year, but that old
comes up for me once again.....
Is it a good idea to attract birds to feeders even though it condenses
numbers and makes these birds
more vulnerable to predator attacks? I have been told by experts (those
should know) that it
most likely is a wash.
All summer, I have had a hanging feeder on my cedar tree filled and
greatly from the bird population
within my area. Even a red squirrel visits daily. However: I also have a
resident Coopers Hawk about, and
this hawk has had fantastic luck catching M Doves and others such as
under the feeder.
How do i know? because he leaves many of their scattered breast and
feathers behind. So far this
summer i have found over 6 Dove and 2 Jay feather piles under the
Are we helping or hindering our bird friends by feeding them? i would
hear how others feel about this
subject and what they might know about it as well for all of us to learn
Thanks - Paul Carrier
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