Rescuing the Birds Many Hate (Jennifer Dudley)

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Rescuing the Birds Many Hate (Jennifer Dudley)

Post by edfrank » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:59 am

Rescuing the Birds Many Hate

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/05/nyreg ... ionspecial
JUST as they ignore the pigeons that make up so much of their city’s meager wildlife, passers-by paid little attention to the curious scene on 29th Street and Ninth Avenue one brisk morning in December.
Marcus Yam for The New York Times<br /><br />Ms. Dudley, with a pigeon named Lulu, said another had once flown through her window.
Marcus Yam for The New York Times

Ms. Dudley, with a pigeon named Lulu, said another had once flown through her window.
Jennifer Dudley of New York City Pigeon Rescue Central brought a bird to be X-rayed by Karen Heidgerd last month.

Jennifer Dudley, 44, a strawberry-blond opera singer, studied the corner of a mail distribution center entrance. A rumpled pink bathroom towel stained with bird feces lay on the ground. Nearby were a splay of cracker bits and the bottom half of a crudely cut plastic cup.

“They probably told him to shoo,” Ms. Dudley said, hypothesizing that building security had ushered the wounded pigeon from its resting place.

Another clue: “This should be green,” she added, standing above a mound of dark excrement a few steps away. “He’s definitely sick, but not starving to death.”

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Re: Rescuing the Birds Many Hate (Jennifer Dudley)

Post by AndrewJoslin » Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:32 pm

Excellent article Jennifer, great to see your work recognized!
-AJ

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