This will be of interest...........
> From: Jean Iron <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: November 7, 2007 6:20:55 PM EST (CA)
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> Subject: [Ontbirds]Boreal Finches - Superflight 2007-2008
> We are experiencing the biggest winter finch irruption since the
> "superflight" of 1997-1998, when many boreal finches went well
> beyond their normal ranges. The cause is the largest tree seed crop
> failure in a decade across more than 3200 km (2000 mi) of boreal
> forest from Saskatchewan into Quebec. Today in Toronto, I had a
> Pine Grosbeak, Evening Grosbeaks, Common Redpolls, Pine Siskins and
> Purple Finches migrating along the shoreline of Lake Ontario.
> Boreal winter finches are being reported in many areas of southern
> Ontario and the United States, where some species such as Pine and
> Evening Grosbeaks haven't been seen in years. There is no telling
> how far south this "superflight" will go and how many finches will
> remain in Ontario this winter. Stock your feeders.
> Winter Finch Forecast 2007-2008 is stored at two sites.
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> Ron Pittaway
> Minden and Toronto ON
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