[NAFEX] Fruit>squirrels>cats> bird predation

Hans Brinkmann hans-brinkmann at t-online.de
Thu Feb 15 11:22:33 EST 2007

Hallo Jim,
I like your last comment very much!!!
Words are explaining too much... we should take much more care...
We should look through, why people or politicians are using a special word.

ciao Hans

Jim Fruth schrieb:
>     I like what Rivka has to say on this subject.  Rivka makes good sense.
>     I also like the progression of our conversation from fruit stealing 
> squirrels to 'junk yard cats' to cats preying on birds to (now) cats filling 
> the niche of critters that used to prey on birds.
> Jim Fruth
> Brambleberry Farm
> Pequot Lakes, MN  56472
> www.bberryfarm.com
> (218)568-8483 [Store]
> (218)831-7018 [My Cell]
> Many areas with a lot of free-roaming cats no longer have most of the
> original predators who preyed on birds in that area. I don't know if
> anyone has ever done studies correcting for this factor, to try to
> determine whether the bird mortality rate from cats is higher than a
> natural background rate with no cats, but with other bird predators in
> the area.
> --Rivka
> Finger Lakes NY; zone 5 mostly 
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