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DeKorte Problem: Released Pet Birds

NJMC staffer Jim Wright's column in The South Bergenite today is about the gowing problem of released/escaped pet birds:

IMG_0632    First came the powder-blue Parakeet. Then a grayish cockatiel, followed by a saffron finch.

   The Meadowlands Commission’s DeKorte Park is known for drawing all sorts of unusual birds, but the one-square-mile park has been attracting the “wrong” kind of bird of late – exotic pet birds that have either escaped from their owners or have been intentionally released.

   Either way, the birds face a likely death sentence in the wild.

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