I live just below Hartland. Not a single red-breasted nuthatch for the past few years until a few weeks ago, when one ate suet for a few days and then disappeared. We always have white-breasted, year round, but less so as the weather gets warmer. I haven't seen a family group this year, as I usually do. All in all, less species than usual, perhaps 15 rather than my usual 25 on a summer day.
Marcia in Brownsville
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On Jul 13, 2013, at 6:07 PM, Jean Harrison <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Dear Vermont birders,
> I am in Hartland just in June-September. Usually I have continuous red-breasted nuthatches and intermittent white-breasted nuthatches at my sunflower feeders. This Spring and Summer I have not seen a single nuthatch. Is there a widespread scarcity, or is it just my bad luck here? Any comments will be appreciated.
> Jean Harrison