Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Bird Feeders On North Dr.
It finally happened. The well intentioned but misguided bird feeders who are feeding the birds along the North Drive by the small bridge have fed the birds enough to reduce the birds' fear of humans and caused them to wait for a handout. Now the birds gather along the walkway and roadway awaiting feeding. Yesterday one of the birds was struck and killed by a passing vehicle. There is no need to post a photograph of the crushed, deceased bird to get the point across that feeding these wild birds is not helping them. First, feeding birds processed bread is not part of their natural diet. For some species it is downright dangerous. Second, and most importantly, you are removing their instincts to find food on their own. Notwithstanding the issue of the birds now congregating near the walkway and roadway, are the bird feeders prepared to provide the birds with food for life and year round? Third and just as important, throwing food along the shore line is an invitation for other vermin to join in on the buffet. If you have a desire to help someone or something, please find a charity and volunteer where your help is really needed. If you keep it up we will find more dead birds along the roadway.