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Re: trains in the garden/birds


Hey folks, would you please change the subject line here? No trains being
discussed any more!
--Barbara Tandy, Albany CA
----- Original Message -----
From: "jim singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, December 29, 2002 11:46 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] trains in the garden/birds


> makes sense to me. the peeps wouldn't have any grit in their craws to
grind
> up the seed--unless the nest has a sandy floor :>)
>
>
> At 01:35 PM 12/29/02 -0500, you wrote:
> >Cathy,
> >Maybe it's an urban legend, but I understood that birds don't feed seeds
to
> >their babes: they can't process it for that purpose.  They need insects
and
> >worms.    But then, I haven't read the WSJ article.   My theory had been
> >that the birds would eat at the feeder for themselves and go on to gather
> >insects to feed their young.
> >Janet
> >
> >
> >on 12/29/2002 10:39 AM, Donna at justme@prairieinet.net wrote:
> >
> > > Cathy,
> > > I go thru a lot of seed... don't think cooking it would work here.
> > >
> > > Did not see the article in WSJ. Hightlights? Seems the birds around
here
> > > find enough to eat during the summer months and just munch at the bird
> > > feeders. Come winter they seem to depend on them.
> > >
> > > Donna
> > >
> > >> On the subject of bird feeders, did anyone read the article on that
> > >> subject on the front page of the Wall Street Journal? The thrust
being
> > >> that some believe they are doing birds more harm than good.
> > >> Cathy
> > >
> > > -
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