Thursday, September 11, 2014

To kill a mocking bird how about millions?






They return to the field
they knew as home,
only to find a shopping mall. 
Maybe a new skyscraper,
or housing development.
Better yet a Gas station.
Yep,the gas that took 23 million
 acres to grow Corn for Gas.
my favorite bird Yellow finch,
I saw less this year.
The Cerilean Warbler,  small pretty blue bird in Eastern woodlands,
declined up to 80% in some areas. The Blue birds in Maine I used
to see at our Farm, well I haven't seen one in 10 years.

Image result for blue birds pictures
Federal Aviation Administration has been studying the
design of communications towers to try to reduce
the estimated six-million-plus birds killed each year
in collisions with the towers and their guy wires 
(the heavy cables that anchor the masts to the ground).

Steadily glowing red lights seem to confuse flying birds,
causing them to crash into towers or to fly in circles 
until they drop from exhaustion. 


They confuse me on the read, 
I think it's a deers eyes.


The big push to raise corn
for ethanol production, since
2008 we've lost 23 million acres converted to crop production.
Losing the fields birds love.
gigantic blades of wind turbines,
keep wind turbines away from migration routes, 

The free-roaming domestic cat kills far more birds,
 between 1.4 and 3.7 billion birds
 annually in the lower 48 states.
Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
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