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Low numbers here too-- with the exception that I'm overrun with  
mourning doves this year, 10 to 15 at a time sometimes.

On Jan 30, 2010, at 12:15 PM, Jane Stein wrote:

> 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.
>
> Jane
> Shoreham
>
>
> 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