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Re: Yech. Poor birdies:-(

I'm not a birder either, and have no clue what a starling, or any of these
other bird species mentioned, would be...
Flocks down to two more birds, just gotta get them into the pond!
Thanks for all the great suggestions, going to try a few different things,
and see how it owkrs out.
J. L. Wiegert

On Thu, 21 May 1998, Mark Binkley wrote:

> >Josh,
> >        Try contacting your local audobon society. I bet someone there
> >would have a
> >good idea. They are probably coming down for a bath and relize they have no
> >footing, but probably to late. I had a similar problem with some finches in a
> >greenhouse with a pond inside. The finches would drown while trying to bath.
> >This was despite the fact that there was plenty of footing around, plus
> >shallow areas, plus pond plants sticking out of the water. I eventually gave
> >up on the fiches. Not sure what you can do out side. Maybe try to rig up some
> >of the bird netting that they use for vegetables gardens and fruit trees. I
> >think all garden centers carry it.
> I suppose at some point, natural selection will take over and this
> population of fool hardy birds will die out or learn how to not drown!
> Are you sure they're not starlings?  I'm no birder, though, so I don't
> really know.
> Mark Binkley
> Columbus Ohio USA          <))><
> mbinkley at earthling_net
> Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him
> to use "the Net" and he won't bother you for weeks.