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Old 23-01-2016, 05:02 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by cosmic tramp View Post
Well Polska is about 70% eco green as Britain was back in Billy Shakespeare's day and plays host to a wide a variety of ornithological species. Where I lived, the average Polish sparrow looked like an emaciated midget compared to the British one (I soon fattened them up alongside the Blue Tits and Coal Tits). We also had Starlings, wild Grouse, Woodpeckers and lots of Crows.

Also, it's a cultural thing too. For example in Mongolia, all pigeons are treasured. They are regarded as holy. I love the Mongolian attitude! When I told a Mongolian acquaintance that often the pigeon is hated here, he was utterly shocked. He found that unthinkable!

There are always these cultural differences with regard to nature and animals. In an ideal world, no birds would need feeding by humans, but it's not an ideal world. Far from it. We feed the foxes too when it's very cold.

Cosmic, I found this...apparently people in Poland ARE feeding birds, but more in the cities.

LOL at the very idea that they've gone and done a study about it.

On the other hand, here's a blog by someone....a foreigner to Poland? They're despairing at the lack of bird feeding 'equipment' for want of a better word!
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