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Re: trains in the garden/birds

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] trains in the garden/birds
  • From: "Bonnie M. Holmes" holmesbm@usit.net
  • Date: Wed, 01 Jan 2003 08:26:02 -0500
  • In-reply-to:
  • References: <000201c2af50$78a48e90$0e10660a@Justme>

Also saw the WSJ article.  I don't fill my feeders during the warmer 
weather when insects are out...feed during the winter, after some 
frosts.  I am wondering if that will help with the problem...the birds have 
to rely on nature during 3/4 of the year...I have tried to include some 
native plants that provide food for birds and butterflies.  The article 
also pointed out that predators (cats and hawks, for example) use the 
feeders as a stakeout for birds.  Also, that since many feeders are near 
buildings, birds often fly into buildings, killing or incapacitating 
themselves.  So far, I have not seen the cats very successful...don't know 
about the hawks...my feeders are under some canopies so the smaller birds 
have more cover.  Any thoughts?

Bonnie 6+ ETN

At 01:35 PM 12/29/02 -0500, you wrote:
>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.
>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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