We also have had a dramatic drop in both numbers and species of birds here at our feeders in Jericho. About five chickadees and both red and white breasted nuthatches (okay, and downies and hairies and a few gold finches)….and that’s about it right now. At the beginning of the season, we had all kinds of birds, including Evening Grosbeaks, which have been missing from our feeders for years. Hopefully, things will pick up soon. Evergreen
> On Jan 1, 2019, at 6:55 PM, Michele Patenaude <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> My bird numbers at my feeders have been way down for the last few months. This usually happens at my feeders at this time of year.
> Michele Patenaude
> 172 Woodbury Road
> Burlington, VT 05408
>> On Jan 1, 2019, at 11:48 AM, Ken Copenhaver <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I've also noticed the number of birds at my feeders have been way down in
>> the past several weeks since the snow has largely melted. My theory is
>> that with less snow the birds are able to find plenty of food elsewhere,
>> and with generally warmer weather, compared with late November and early
>> December, they're less desperate to pile on the calories daily. I hope
>> (and expect) your birds will come back when we get some colder weather and
>> have a foot of snow on the ground!
>> Ken Copenhaver
>> Fairfax, VT
>>> On Tue, Jan 1, 2019 at 10:57 AM Mundi Smithers <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> I think that they may have flown down to North Pownal? I am still filling
>>> my feeders once a day and I could easily fill my peanut feeder twice a
>>> day. Lots of doves and juncos on the ground....jays too! The suet feeder
>>> is nearly always occupied!
>>> North Pownal
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>>>> On Jan 1, 2019, at 10:26 AM, Robert Dudley <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> We can blame it on the climate. Went on my first bird walk here in Ohio
>>> and we had a yellow warbler along with white throated sparrows. Before we
>>> left Vermont I had plenty of Titmice and chickadees; especially on the
>>> colder days. I don't know where the Junoes have gone to, only one or two
>>> observed daily. None here in Ohio. Strange weather al around.
>>>> From: Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Martha & Bill
>>> McClintock <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 10:05 AM
>>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>>> Subject: [VTBIRD] Where have my birds gone?
>>>> Happy New Year and a great year of birding to all.
>>>> I do not do a good job of recording and submitting daily counts at my
>>>> feeders (Aha...a great resolution possibility!). But I realize that my
>>>> daily visitors are WAY down. Chickadees, downy, and hairy woodpeckers
>>>> still visit as well as an occasional nuthatch. But where are the
>>>> the cardinals, juncoes, blue jays and mourning doves? While I worried
>>>> about being eaten out of house and home a few weeks ago, I am now
>>>> unused feed to wash my feeders.
>>>> Have others seen the same disappearance? Will the birds return when the
>>>> snow does?
>>>> Thanks for responses and offline is fine if this is not of interest to
>>>> (Usually birding in) Westford