I also have not yet seen a single chipmunk this spring. I did see some
during a warm day at the end of February, but none since then. I miss 'em.
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From: "Chris Rimmer" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, April 23, 2004 10:13 AM
Subject: [VTBIRD] Brown Thrasher in Woodstock
> A Brown Thrasher singing at VINS preserve in Woodstock this morning.
> I'm interested to know what anyone's impressions are of chipmunk
> populations this spring. Where are they?? Unbelievably, I have not yet
> seen a single individual anywhere. Last year at this time I had 6-8
> my house. I wonder if this winter's relatively light snow cover and
> extreme cold caused unusually high mortality of hibernators? Red and gray
> squirrel numbers appear to be 'normal'. I'm curious to know if others are
> noting a scarcity of chipmunks. If widespread, it will likely benefit
> nesting birds.