Barbara Powers wrote:
> The recent snow has excelerated the activity at my feeder...
Same here, Barbara. Sounds like you have all the juncos we had last year
though. So far six is the most we've had, and generally only two.
But the last couple of days, 14 goldfinches, 3 cardinals, 2 song sparrows, 1
fox sparrow, plus our blue jays, cardinals, titmice, blackcaps, mourning
doves (12 the day one of the thistle seed feeders leaked everything onto the
ground) white breasted nuthatches (Mongo is still around, and has produced a
Mongo 2, also huge, but distinguishable from mom). A red-breasted nuthatch
made a brief visit, and so did two hairy woodpeckers. I imagine we'll see
them again later in the season.
I wasn't online much this summer, and wasn't posting to the list, so this
counts as a *really* late report: Our biggest summer treat was the presence
of two pairs of breeding rose-breasted grosbeaks, and a pair of breeding
evening grosbeaks in our overgrown cedar hedge next to the feeder area. All
were able to raise multiple broods. Talk about delightful!