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dogsandbirds
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    Here’s the thing. All of our experiences are, by their very nature, anecdotal. The sum of all of these experiences forms an evolving data base that we can use and add to with our observations.

    Not all birds react the same to the same stimulus because they are individuals. Just as soon as we think a species can’t fit into a hole they’ll prove us wrong. Or we think we know what they want and they refuse it. Or we think we know what they will do and they do something completely unpredictable.

    I don’t think any wild animals know we are trying to protect them and their offspring. In fact, I think they usually feel threatened by human interventions. Birds don’t know why a spooker or wren guard or a trap is in place. All they know is whether they can tolerate it in order to raise their chicks.

    • This reply was modified 7 years, 4 months ago by dogsandbirds.

    Gin
    Atlanta, GA