Bird-Eating Squirrel Illustrates Avian Dilemma

squirrel on a bird feeder photo

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Everyone with a bird feeder knows that a squirrel will do almost anything to get the seeds inside. When one amateur photographer captured a photo of a squirrel making a meal of an actual bird, however, he illustrated a largely unknown problem that plagues avian species.Audubon writes:

A vast amount of evidence shows that clear and reflective sheet glass and plastic are the largest manmade threat to birds after habitat loss. A billion birds—at least—die annually from colliding with such material in the U.S. alone, and the toll worldwide is far greater.

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