(NORTHJERSEY) — The bird feeder in Alfred and Annette Rockefeller’s back yard attracts five different species of birds.
It has also drawn the attention of borough officials, who issued the couple a summons for feeding wildlife after receiving complaints from neighbors.
Alfred Rockefeller, 77, who is disabled and homebound, said feeding the birds is one of his few joys since he became confined to his Cobblestone Lane home two years ago.
But the borough’s environmental health specialist, Leo Egan, said that the wire wreath-style feeder filled with peanuts hanging beside the couple’s deck is not appropriate for birds.
“He stated emphatically that birds do not eat peanuts,” said Rockefeller.