[Tweeters] Re: Feeders, Humans, and Nature

Gene Bullock bullockg at earthlink.net
Sat Feb 25 08:45:05 PST 2006


This mean-spirited sarcasm doesn't belong on Tweeters.
Gene Bullock



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jason Rogers" <hawkowl at hotmail.com>
To: <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2006 1:07 AM
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Re: Feeders, Humans, and Nature


> 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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