Date: 5/1/20 4:14 am
From: Liz Lackey <lackeytomliz...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] bird feeders
Hi all,
In case it was confusing in my earlier post.
I do not feed birds. Too many cats here in the village and, yes, bears too.
Liz Lackey,
Stowe

> On Apr 30, 2020, at 10:25 PM, Brenna <dbgaldenzi...> wrote:
>
> We had about 7-8 juncos on our gravel driveway last week - we caught them on our security camera! No idea why they congregating there.
>
> Brenna
> www.ProtectOurWildlifeVT.org
>
> Sent from my iPhone, which has been known to mess with me.
>
>> On Apr 30, 2020, at 10:21 PM, LKulas <lkulas...> wrote:
>>
>> Our juncos left for northern regions on April 25th this year. A few days later than later than last year.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On Apr 30, 2020, at 10:01 PM, Brenna <dbgaldenzi...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi Liz,
>>> Stowe is #3 in the state for reported bear conflicts. We need to act
>>> responsibly for the bears' sake and take down feeders for the season. I
>>> miss seeing the juncos, but it's too risky.
>>>
>>> Brenna
>>>
>>> Brenna Galdenzi
>>> *President*
>>> *Protect Our Wildlife **POW *
>>>
>>> *A Vermont Non Profit Organization*
>>>
>>> *www.ProtectOurWildlifeVT.org <http://www.ProtectOurWildlifeVT.org>*
>>> <https://www.facebook.com/pages/Protect-Our-Wildlife-POW/593887230746087>
>>>
>>> *Only if we understand can we care. Only if we care will we help. Only if
>>> we help shall they be saved.*
>>> ~Jane Goodall
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>> On Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 8:30 PM Liz Lackey <lackeytomliz...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> All the photos I’ve seen of bears eating at or destroying bird feeders
>>>> were taken in the daylight.
>>>> Just saying.
>>>>
>>>> Liz Lackey
>>>> Stowe
>>>>
>>>>>> On Apr 30, 2020, at 7:32 PM, Mark Paul <mrpbirder...> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> I guess it did't occur to me that people would go to the trouble of
>>>> taking
>>>>> them in at night and putting them back out in the morning. Good point
>>>> Ali.
>>>>>
>>>>>> On Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 7:30 PM LKulas <lkulas...> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Sent from my iPad
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Apr 30, 2020, at 7:18 PM, Eugenia Cooke <euge24241...>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> We take our feeders in every evening as soon as the late feeding birds
>>>>>> are
>>>>>>> finished. We hang them back out early in the morning. If we forget, as
>>>> we
>>>>>>> do once or twice a season we often get bear feeder destruction in our
>>>>>>> Rutland back yard. But the daytime feeders offer delightful backyard
>>>>>>> birding.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Thu, Apr 30, 2020, 7:00 PM alison wagner <alikatofvt...>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Another reason to not feed birds this time of year...it causes them to
>>>>>>>> congregate and potentially expose themselves to conjunctivitis
>>>>>> (finches).
>>>>>>>> Think social distancing for birds.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Just my too sense
>>>>>>>> Ali
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>>>> From: "Richard Littauer" <richard.littauer...>
>>>>>>>> To: "Vermont Birds" <VTBIRD...>
>>>>>>>> Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:57:20 PM
>>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] bird feeders
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> The main reason for bringing in feeders, as far as I am aware, is
>>>> bears.
>>>>>>>> But not all feeders are in bear territory. My feeder, for instance, is
>>>>>>>> still out. If a bear wants to climb three sets of stairs in downtown
>>>>>>>> Montpelier, he's welcome to, but I don't think it's very likely.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> On Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 6:36 PM Mark Paul <mrpbirder...>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Would someone please tell me why people keep posting pictures of
>>>> birds
>>>>>> at
>>>>>>>>> their feeders when feeders were supposed to come down April 1 ?
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>> Richard | @richlitt <https://twitter.com/richlitt> | burntfen.com
>>>>>>>> <http://www.burntfen.com>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>
 
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