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ATTENTION

  • Our eyes and ears should be open and alert to the natural wonders that surround us every day. Take time to look out our windows to see the birds that visit us and open our windows to hear them. Walk around whatever space we have to enjoy the birds in nature. Every day, work on improving our powers of observation.

ACCEPTANCE

  • Nature happens. We cannot MAKE natural things happen (or NOT happen). We can create habitats to encourage natural things to happen around us, but there are no guarantees.

RESPONSIBILITY

  • Birdfeeding comes with responsibilities to the birds and the environment we share with them. If you are unwilling to accept these responsibilities, you shouldn’t feed the birds. We also have a responsibility to share these natural wonders with the next generation.
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July 19, 2011

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The Zen Birdfeeder

Shujah, what you say is not true; parent birds will NOT abandon a baby bird because it has been touched by humans. This has been proven by scientists time and time again.
Most likely what happened is that your scent trail led a predator to the nest and that predator disrupted the nest.
PARENT BIRDS DO NOT ABANDON BABIES TOUCHED BY HUMANS.

Shujah

I'm here, disheartened and angry at my actions earlier today. There's a nest in my post-box, and i've been watching the eggs hatch in to birds and now they have feathers. Today afternoon I touched one of 'em, i came back from work 10 minutes back and there's one baby bird in the driveway, the mother is in the nest keeping the other baby warm. PLEASE REFRAIN FROM TOUCHING BABY BIRDS, the mothers do abandon 'em.

The Zen Birdfeeder

Thank you Joseph for your comment!

Joseph Kyut

Birds are these days hard to find, We need to treasure them and protect them as we do with other animals. We need to give them water.
Thanks, I loved you post.

The Zen Birdfeeder

BBI, who knows, but these old wives tales just seem to live on forever!

Broken Barn Industries

Makes you wonder where that idea came from- it's been around for a long time!

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