Date: 1/27/18 9:01 pm
From: Tim Tyler <tylertim204...>
Subject: Re: Cat's Meow Attracts Birds?
On this same subject, I noticed during our recent below freezing weather,
that running water (brook sounds) attracts song birds.

On Sat, Jan 27, 2018 at 4:46 PM Michael <mplinz...> wrote:

> 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
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>>>
>>>
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>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Allan Mueller
> 20 Moseley Lane
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> Conway, AR 72032
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> 501
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> home
> 501-339-8071 cell
>
>
> "I ain't never did no wrong."
> Elvis Presley in "One Night"
>
>
>

 
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