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All birds matter

Dear editor:

Have you looked out your window or been outside and watched birds coming and going. I'm amazed by the colors birds wear and the voices they have.

According to the Birds of North Carolina website, 156 species of birds live in Franklin County North Carolina.

Now I am not a big time bird watcher, I feed birds with sunflower seeds occasionally. They like my neighborhood with the trees and ground cover. I can truly say it's nice having birds around.

There has been an exception for me. Every year around this time I have a few blueberry bushes that produce tasty berries that I enjoy picking, canning and eating. I prune, mulch and fertilize these blueberry plants with great anticipation for this fruit.

Now my feathery friends are not so welcome. They help themselves to the biggest and best blueberries. The now pesky birds have shown up at the most opportune time at my expense and are quite demanding.

Today I am learning to share my resources and celebrate the diversity in every bird. Every bird in our county provides us a rich tapestry of size, color and song.

How fortunate we are when we realize that every bird matters!

Mike Anderson
Louisburg


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