Good to hear all the reports of low feeder activity. I've been
having the same, but thinking it was more because I've not been
as consistent as usual this winter in keeping my feeders filled up.
Peter Manship wrote:
> I was wondering if others are having an unusual feeder season this year, I am.
> It has certainly has been much quieter then passed years here on lake
> Pauline. No winter finches or Evening Grosbeaks. I had one Pine Siskin back in
> late November, non since then. No Red Breasted Nuthatch, even the Blue jay
> numbers are way down. First time here on the lake that there is no wintering
> Mallards or Canada geese and the most surprising is no Barred Owls. There has
> been 3 around here on the lake for as long as I can remember.
> This is what has been seen around here lately, any mix of this list on a given
> day is what makes up my feeder day right now:
> Chickadee 16
> American Goldfinch 50 ++ this number goes up and down with the weather
> Tufted Titmouse 2
> Cardinal 2
> Blue jay 1 or 2 now and then
> Dark-eyed ( slate ) Junco 7
> Morning Dove 3
> Hairy Woodpecker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> White breasted Nuthatch 2
> Some days its just chickadees. What are others experiencing?
> Good Birding
> Peter Manship
> Lake Pauline
> Ludlow Vt