Do your bird feeders attract large, hungry flocks? The single feeder that Gail Kansky has on her Hull, Massachusetts deck does, and according to the Patriot Ledger, those flocks are causing problems for the neighborhood. The town is pursuing legal action against Kansky on the basis that the regular flocks of gulls, pigeons and sparrows have become a public health hazard because of bird feces as well as rats attracted to the food.
This is not the first bird feeding complaint made against Kansky, and she has recently scaled down her feeding activities, but the town now wants her to stop completely.
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Feeding House Sparrows
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