Birding/dead wren in nest


frankk wrote at 2013-02-05 19:19:30
I conducted a stutdy of over 100 nesting houses in a wide variety of rural & suburban locations. The results were that 2,4-D (lawnsprays)are killing our insect eating birds beginning w/every application. Last year the wrens survived until after the drought ended and spraying began. 90% of houses have tree swallows because they don't land on the ground. That means few if any bluebirds also. The loss of the wrens was a shock. My yard sounded like the Caribbean last summer and their threatening territorial singing kept chirping sparrows away. For more read "Silence of the Songbirds"/Bridgett Stuchbury. They'll all be dead in 24 hrs. The same poisons caused "The zombie sea lions" to be aired again on Nat'l Geo later this month.


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