Date: 9/1/19 7:28 pm
From: G M ARCHAMBAULT <gm72125...>
Subject: Re: [birders] What has happened?
What's happened is too many of us humans.  Just google "population clock," and you'll see the gravity of our situation.  Political leaders NEVER touch this taboo subject.  People are intent on procreating.  Unfettered except by natural disaster.  Other species dwindle and go extinct, but the population clock keeps racing upward.  While the Amazon burns, while the Bahamas flood, and while we lose species every year.  Young people don't notice these things as much as humans who have been around for half a century or more.  Can you just imagine the bird life 200 years ago compared to now?  -Ken Archambault, Birmingham, Alabama   
On Sunday, September 1, 2019, 07:22:46 PM CDT, Fred Kaluza <fkaluza...> wrote:

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On Sun, Sep 1, 2019 at 4:42 PM -0400, "'P. swanson' via Birders" <birders...> wrote:



It wasn’t that many years ago that I used to walk my dogs at night by St. Michael’s Church in Grosse Pointe and both see and hear the nighthawks swooping and diving for insects, not to mention the same at the old Tiger Stadium at night games under the lights.  It reminds me of that old Judy Collins song,“Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone,They paved paradise to put up a parking lot”.As Robert Redford once said, “no one cares.” Sad but I’m afraid true. Just look at all the folks still asking for plastic bags at the grocery store.We could all use more nature time.Penny
On Sep 1, 2019, at 4:28 PM, Alan Ryff <alryff...> wrote:


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In days goneby when today’s old men were children, ribbons of Nighthawks, sometimes in thehundreds, would stream south just above the rooftops as the sunset gives itsdeepest colors.  And sometimes, themorning sunshine could find a sleeping Nighthawk on nearly every streetlightfor blocks around.  Today this is nolonger so.  Now and then, theneighborhoods along Lake Saint Clair see or hear a single or perhaps a fewNighthawks at a time  pass over in theevening quiet.  Alas, what has happened?

Alan 




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