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September 01, 2014

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The Zen Birdfeeder

Diana, glad you enjoyed and that I helped your "zen attention"!!

Diana Little

Seeming the molted feathers on the earth reminds me of the cycle of life. Thanks for the reminder that I can see everyday. Thanks

The Zen Birdfeeder

Marilyn, you're right, and I beat you to the punch - Check out this morning's post "Can I Keep Feathers Found on the Ground?"
http://wildbirdsunlimited.typepad.com/the_zen_birdfeeder/2014/09/faq-can-i-keep-bird-feathers-i-find-on-the-ground.html

The Zen Birdfeeder

Joyce, thank you so much for your kind words. Comments like yours really keeps me going! Thanks again.
Daniel, thanks, I love the very light blue down feather of the Blue Jay best.

Marilyn O'Connell

I guess we should add that it is illegal to possess any of these feathers from songbirds. Since 1887 or '88 in New York State. Federal Law 30 yrs later. International Migratory Bird Law. Most don't know this law exists. Customers can play dumb, we can't. Love your articles Nancy!
Marilyn
WBU Blasdell, NY

Daniel LaFrance

Such beautiful colours!

Joyce Conley

I love the way you put words to all things happening with our feathered friends. Plus, an occurrence that I never really paid attention to. Beautiful pics! Thanks!

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