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I hope I don't sound like the Grinch in this discussion, but I think it
is very likely that the Pale Male pair will simply find another adequate
nest site on another building or in a tree in Central Park?  After all,
they have put up with many years of intense human attention and they are
now a very experienced breeding pair.

I know that many have formed an intense emotional attachment to these
birds, but I find it a bit absurd that this 'crisis' merits all the
hand-wringing, including a press release by National Audubon Society.
Shouldn't they be busy lobbying to stop the next ANWR bill or something?

Happy Holidays!

John

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John Besser
Columbia Missouri
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-----Original Message-----
From: MO Wild Bird Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
True, Cynthia D.
Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 1:46 PM
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Subject: Re: Pale Male

 Irony:  Not wanting to clean up the dropping from one family of hawks,
but ultimately having to clean up the droppings from the hundreds of
pigeons that move in now that they don't have to worry about the hawks.


-----Original Message-----
From: MO Wild Bird Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
Edge Wade
Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 12:39 PM
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Subject: Re: Pale Male

Jim,
Thanks for the info.  I wonder if there was any discussion of this with
the birding community?  I'll bet birders would have volunteered to clean
on a routine basis, if asked.  Does anyone know if attempts to establish
a rapport between the building residents and birders was made?
Edge

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