Re: Bird feeders

To: "michael norris" <>
Subject: Re: Bird feeders
From: L&L Knight <>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 21:51:39 +1000
G'day Michael

I think the photo is justified as the underlying journal article has UK authors.

Regards, Laurie

On 09/04/2008, at 9:43 PM, michael norris wrote:

But no one has mentioned those 4 brilliant articles in the last Wingspan about feeding or caring for birds in urban areas.

They are a real challenge to purists - and to people who moan about losing species but do not do the right thing in their gardens and neighbourhoods.

Anyhow, many thanks - aren't we Birding-Aussers so lucky to have people like you scanning the Web for interesting stuff!

I see what the authors mean on

But it was surprising to see their picture shows three European species - House Sparrow, Goldfinch, Greenfinch - but on a quick scan I did not see encouraging exotics as an issue.

If feeding has down sides - but the up side of favouring interest in and care for birds - what should we do ?

Michael Norris


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