Dead and Dying

Pat & Jim Woodford strix.woodfordii at sympatico.ca
Thu Feb 7 07:00:18 EST 2002


Ontbirders

I have been a bird feeder for 40 years. Every winter birds die at and near
my feeders. Not just Redpolls, but Chickadees, White-breaasted Nuthatches,
Hairies and Downies, Evening Grosbeaks, etc.

As a long time bird bander I found out that small birds have very short
lives.

At times this wwinter  I've had 200 Redpolls and some have died - including
a Greenland!

This is not disputing Ron's excellent account - just another dimension to
the natural scheme of things.

Jim Woodford

"Pat & Jim Woodford" <strix.woodfordii at sympatico.ca>



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