Notice that the “owner” of the birds, Doug Ratcliff doesn’t seem to care about anything but their monetary value.  But, you know, at least he was going to take care of them:

“I volunteered to feed and water them every other day, but on Wednesday they took a whole bunch of birds,” Ratcliff said.

Another reason why wild birds should not be kept as pets.  All too often they are neglected.

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.