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This past spring there was a bird's next in my patio above where the thug cat hangs out. Mama or Papa kept griping at my cat to leave which he wouldn't but he never paid them any attention. Not even the vulnerable little babies.
PS I hope they do that this year. Watching baby birds take their first flights was fun. One fell into something on my patio and had a hard time getting out. If they come back I will make my patio more friendly for them.
"A 2013 study found that outdoor cats in the U.S. kill somewhere between 1.3 billion and 4 billion birds and between 6.3 billion and 22.3 billion mammals EACH YEAR. It's fair to say....that cats may be considered 'nightmarish invaders, capable of ransacking whole ecosystems and annihilating feebler life-forms in their path.'"
In the Hawaiian Islands, felines "prey on endangered birds such as the petrel, the nene, the Laysan albatross, and have helped decimate the Hawaiian crow."
"In Australia, with its 3 million pet cats and 20 million feral cats (and about 23 million people), cats have contributed to wiping out several mouse, rat, and bandicoot species. They currently threaten the much-beloved greater bilby. Cats are implicated, according to one study, in 14 percent of all reptile, mammal, and bird extinctions on islands...."