The proliferation of one genus of bird – the crow – endangers many other wild birds

The proliferation of one genus of bird – the crow – endangers many other wild birds

LETTERS: Doing nothing puts birds at risk

Editor:

I’m writing this letter because I’m not sure how many people are aware of our crow situation here.

Editor:

I’m writing this letter because I’m not sure how many people are aware of our crow situation here.

This bird has grown in population to a stage where it is endangering our wild birds because of decreasing our wild species, including the seagulls on the shore.

It is very sad to witness the crows feeding on the eggs and infant birds because there’s insufficient food for their numbers.

Very recently, early in the morning I suddenly heard the wild cries of a nearby bird. These cries continued for hours until I’m sure the bird was spent and had no voice left. I knew its nest had been raided by a crow who had eaten the eggs or hatchlings.

Two days later, the bird is still trying to communicate its loss, although the cries are low and hoarse. It is so heartbreaking to know the poor creature has not accepted its loss and is flying throughout the neighbourhood attempting to locate the eggs or hatchlings.

Something must be done to control the crow population from growing any further, even if it means destroying humanely its overgrowth at present.

This may seem like a low priority in our daily lives, but what it really means is that if we do not step in with a solution, we will be losing some of our beautiful songbirds and our seagulls which make this town such an envious place to live.

Dianne Weremy, White Rock

 

 

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