On 7/07/05, Michael L wrote:
> On 7/07/05, KarenH wrote:
>> On 6/21/05, Michael L wrote:
>>> Michael L
>> I wonder if the wild quakers are filling a niche left empty by
>> the extinction of the Carolina parakeet. I read that the
>> Carolina parakeet loved cockleburs. Do quakers like cockleburs
>> Of course the Carolina parakeet didn't have very many
>> telephone lines to build their nests on but they did nest
>> communally with several females sharing a nest and eggs. They
>> were regarded as agricultural pests because they ate the fruit
>> & grain crops.
>> That's exactly what people are afraid the quakers are going to
>> do, raid the fruit & grain crops. If the quakers' wild
>> population in the USA grows, will history repeat iteself?
>> Here's a pic of a Carolina parakeet, dead but still beautiful.
> I can't comment on the cocklebur eating, but if it has seeds
> within the pod, I'm sure it's certainly a possibility that
> might find it a food source.
> History does have a way of repeating itself and the Quaker may
> just be the next Carolina Parakeet.
> Possibly today it might even be easier for it to survive with
> many alternative food sources provided by humans?
> Michael L
Poor Carolina Parakeet, hey maybe they still live somewhere i
read somewhere that there was liek 20 still captive in the 20's
and maybe they sill are, i never read that those 20
died....hmm, :) Or maybe it'll be like th eOvory woopecker,
comming back after everyone thougth it was gone for good, that
is what i am hoping that will happen with te po'ouli bird and a
lot others :)