Controlling cats as bird predators

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Subject: Controlling cats as bird predators
From: L&L Knight <>
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2006 18:27:00 +1000
Presumably cats that are out at night are also out at dusk and dawn, when birds are active in low light.

On Sunday, July 16, 2006, at 05:55  PM, Philip Veerman wrote:

I'm curious about this "keeping cats in at night" issue. Why at night? Is this for the safety of birds or maybe small native mammals or safety of cats from cars etc? As bird predators I would think that cats are as much or more dangerous to birds during the day as at night. On the basis that most birds are day active, so cats being mostly visual predators, are better able to hunt birds during the daytime than at night. I have not seen this book. I don't have evidence either way. Does anyone?


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