Date: 1/27/18 2:46 pm
From: Michael <mplinz...>
Subject: Re: Cat's Meow Attracts Birds?
I have not tried it...
My concern would be that it would desensitized the birds to cat noises.
With cats being the number one killer of birds and with the growing number of feral cats...might not be good.

Michael

> On Jan 27, 2018, at 5:22 PM, Judy & Don <9waterfall9...> wrote:
>
> Wild birds mob stray cats, opossums, raccoons, snakes, etc. in addition to raptors. I always go outside and try to see what they are yelling at.
>
> Judith
> Ninestone, Carroll County
>
>> On Jan 27, 2018, at 3:39 PM, Allan Mueller <akcmueller...> wrote:
>>
>> I have seen bobcats also mobbed.
>>
>> Allan
>>
>>> On Sat, Jan 27, 2018 at 2:42 PM, Mitchell Pruitt <0000000b4ac30a99-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>>> Seems logical! Birds respond in a variety of different ways to different predators. I’ve never heard of mobbing behavior towards a cat, but it makes sense. I wonder if bobcats would illicit a similar reaction, or if size differences (prey differences) between bobcats and house cats are just enough not to worry the smaller birds? Maybe it's a behavior learned by urban birds?
>>>
>>> I’ve seen a group of birds “escorting” a Timber Rattlesnake, but not a cat.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> On Jan 27, 2018, at 1:42 PM, Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> But would it work in the wild? In the woods?
>>>>
>>>> On Sat, Jan 27, 2018 at 12:33 PM Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> wrote:
>>>>> I had never thought about that but it seems like that would generate a defense behavior in birds.
>>>>>
>>>>> Jerry
>>>>>
>>>>> From: Allan Mueller
>>>>> Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2018 12:26 PM
>>>>> To: <ARBIRD-L...>
>>>>> Subject: Cat's Meow Attracts Birds?
>>>>>
>>>>> This morning during my daily walk to get the newspaper, I found a very wet feral cat, which had attracted a small collection of birds "mobbing" it (Downy, Cardinal, Titmouse, Chickadee, Sapsucker). Has anyone ever played a cat's meow to attract birds?
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Allan Mueller
>>>>> 20 Moseley Lane
>>>>> Conway, AR 72032
>>>>> 501-327-8952 home
>>>>> 501-339-8071 cell
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "I ain't never did no wrong."
>>>>> Elvis Presley in "One Night"
>>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Allan Mueller
>> 20 Moseley Lane
>> Conway, AR 72032
>> 501-327-8952 home
>> 501-339-8071 cell
>>
>>
>> "I ain't never did no wrong."
>> Elvis Presley in "One Night"
>>
>

 
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