[Tweeters] Re: Feeders, Humans, and Nature

Jason Rogers hawkowl at hotmail.com
Sat Feb 25 01:07:58 PST 2006


Wow!  Can you imagine the misery that senior citizens and recovering 
patients must have had to live through for the decades before people were 
maintaining birdfeeders for them?  Certainly friends, family, pets, games, 
and activities would have been of no help.

_     Regards,
( '<  Jason Rogers
/ ) ) Banff, AB
//" " hawkowl at hotmail.com

>From: Joemeche at aol.com
>To: chris.comeau at comcast.net
>CC: tweeters at u.washington.edu
>Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Re: Feeders, Humans, and Nature
>Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2006 01:45:59 EST
>
>A friend of mine has placed hanging feeders outside every room in a local
>convalescent center. She keeps the feeders clean and keeps them filled as 
>much as
>she can. She picks up the tab for the seed and does it just to give the 
>folks
>on the other side of the window a bit of joy in their otherwise lonely 
>lives.
>
>I've done informal species counts at the center and I've noticed how one
>chickadee can make the day a little brighter. I've seen the smiles and the
>trembling fingers pointing at "their birds."
>
>Imagine reaching a point in your life when all you can do is sit and watch
>the birds at your feeder. Should you stop feeding them?
>
>There's a different slant for the discussion.
>
>Joe Meche
>Bellingham


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