[Tweeters] The problem with people

Michael Fleming michaelfleming01 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 09:37:52 PST 2015


Hey Rob & Wayne;

I agree, too many people....(Let them die) - "and decrease the
surplus population". Bah, Humbug!!

Cheers and Good Birding;

Michael Fleming
Ballard, Washington
michaelfleming01 AT gmail.com







On 2/8/15, Wayne Weber <contopus at telus.net> wrote:

> Rob and Tweeters,

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> I have always said that people remind me of European Starlings-- a bird

> that I spent many years studying as a graduate student and as a

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> biologist. Individually, Starlings are an attractive, adaptable, and

> fascinating animal. However, when they gather in flocks of thousands, they

> can be a royal pain in the butt. Much the same can be said about people!

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> Wayne C. Weber

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> Delta, BC

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> contopus at telus.net

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> From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu

> [mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Rob

> Sandelin

> Sent: February-08-15 8:15 AM

> To: 'Tweeters'

> Subject: [Tweeters] The problem with people

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> The good thing about people is that there are bunch of them who care about

> wildlife, habitat and make efforts to protect those things. The problem

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> people is that there are way too many of them. Billions. I stopped posting

> rare bird sightings to tweeters five years ago, and I have no regrets about

> it. Rare bird sightings quickly become a circus, with too many clowns.

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> me selfish if you like, but the birds are having their own issues of

> survival and don't need the extra stress of too many humans, too close. And

> we always get too close.

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> Rob Sandelin

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> Naturalist, Writer and mostly retired teacher

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> Snohomish County

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