night parrot story

To: Dave Torr <>
Subject: night parrot story
From: Trevor Hampel <>
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2007 11:30:37 +1030

Dave Torr wrote:
My own personal theory (having been brought up in the UK and lived in the
US, where birding is also "big") is that in the UK and US people are
actively encouraged to feed wild birds - indeed in the US it is big business
with shops selling nothing but feeders and seed. So people grow up being
very familiar with birds.

What Dave has said is backed up by looking at birding sites and birding blogs in particular. Having done much surfing of these over the last eighteen months I would say that ninety percent show photos of birds at feeders. Most of the comments relate to birds coming to the feeders.

Trevor Hampel

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