Which means it’s the end of days or there’s a more logical explanation. The Daily News spoke to a bird breeder who says he sold 50 finches to National Arts Club President Aldon James. After some backtracking, James admits he bought the birds, but denies releasing them in Gramercy Park. When a reporter asked to see them, James motioned towards a cage stocked with 13 of the birds, but refused to show the rest.