Looking out my window right now at 6 chickadees. I gbbc number was 7 this morning. Not a lot of birds at the feeder with the warmer weather, however the number of chickadees have increase.
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Subject: [VTBIRD] NO BIRDS! and chickadees
Unbelievably, I have seen NO birds at my feeders or suet today. From dawn till I left the house at 9 a.m. - NO BIRDS! Not a junco in sight. I looked around for predators, but saw none. Now as dusk approaches... still not a bird at my feeders. Is this happening any were else today - Thurs.?
I have just read the summary report of this year's CBirdCounts https://vtecostudies.org/blog/cbc-roundup-the-118th-christmas-bird-count-by-the-numbers/ EVERYONE, reported low numbers of chickadees. This goes along with fewer birds at feeders during the fall... and who knows what the GBBC will turn up. Has anyone speculated what has happened to the chickadees? Die off? moved south? hiding? This is very disconcerting to me.
CBC Roundup: The 118th Christmas Bird Count by the Numbers ...<https://vtecostudies.org/blog/cbc-roundup-the-118th-christmas-bird-count-by-the-numbers/>
The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) season has come to an end and as we warm our frozen extremities and dream of spring birding, it's time to revel in what has been
E. Dorset, VT