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Here in Milton we have had 2 males and 2 female Red-breasted Nuthatches all
winter. 
However, our usual Pine Siskins and Redpolls have been non-existent this
winter.

Richard Harlow
Chittenden County
Milton, VT
Arrowhead Lake Area
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> 
> Bruce's post regarding the missing Bohemians prompted me to wonder about
> other birds we are used to seeing this time of year, but have been
> scantily reported.  What about....
> 
> Common Redpolls
> Pine Grosbeaks
> Red-breasted Nuthatches
> 
> Are these birds being seen but not reported, not seen, or something
> else?   The NEK and points north seemed to have a great cone-seed crop
> this year.  Could that and other (abundant) food sources have kept the
> birds in more northerly latitudes?
> 
> Good birding,
> 
> Terry