New Jersey Couple Facing Fine Over Bird Feeder


CBS New York

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RAMSEY, N.J. (CBSNewYork)  — A Bergen County, N.J., couple has been ordered to appear in court – for the offense of feeding the birds in their own backyard.

As CBS 2’s John Slattery reported, the Borough of Ramsey told Annette and Alfred Rockefeller they are not just feeding the birds – they are illegally feeding wildlife.

Alfred Rockefeller, 77, comes from the famous bloodline.

“Well, the original John D. had a brother. I’m descended from the brother,” he said. “He didn’t have the money, just the name.”

And now, his name is on a summons from the borough.

The Rockefellers live on a dead end street near a wooded area, where neighbors have complained that the Rockefellers extensive feeding has attracted more than just birds. Deer, groundhogs, squirrels and ducks also have been showing up, neighbors said.

“There was a duck lying here on the…

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