[Tweeters] Yacolt Parakeet Update
louise.rutter at eelpi.gotdns.org
Tue Nov 27 21:20:56 PST 2007
At least they only got three of the birds in their extermination plan, and
at least you put the effort in and tried. Maybe if you sent your details of
the alternatives to the media instead of the electric company? If the locals
who want to keep the birds knew there was a middle ground, I'm sure they'd
make the effort to take it.
They really are beautiful birds - evil, noisy invaders they may be, but I
lived with London's ring-necked parakeets for enough years to see both sides
of the argument, and I think a bird smart and adaptable enough to make a new
home for itself in an alien world deserves a chance.
From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu
[mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Guy McWethy
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 7:59 PM
To: Wilson Cady; tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Yacolt Parakeet Update
The Brooklyn parakeets went thru the same mess, and
the folks there eventually learned to live WITH the
Now they live in man-made houses and do not bother the
It just takes a little effort and coordination between
the PUD and the local folks who are willing to make a
spot for a pole for the parrot house(s).
I sent the PUD and the Town Council the information.
I guess they did not bother to read it.
--- Wilson Cady <gorgebirds at juno.com> wrote:
> Last night the Clark county PUD did remove
> the five Monk Parakeet
> nests in Yacolt but were only able to capture and
> euthanize three of the
> estimated fifty parakeets. The next step in the plan
> is to have USDA
> personnel shoot the remaining birds with air rifles.
> The Portland news
> station is running a public opinion survey on the
> removal of the nests,
> so far it is 53% against and 40 for the removal. If
> you would like to
> voice your opinion the web address for the news
> station and the poll is:
> Contact information for the Clark County PUD
> is 360-992-3000, the
> person who has been their spokesperson is Lena
> Wilson Cady
> Washougal, WA
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