[bcbirdclub] Re: Crow at the feeder

  • From: "Roger Mayhorn" <mayhorn@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bcbirdclub@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 10:07:01 -0500

In the 30+ years I have been feeding birds here on the mountain I have never 
had a crow on a feeder, though I have had them frequently walking around the 
Don and Dawn Carrier in Bristol have crows that come in regularly to eat with 
the birds on the ground near their feeders. Maybe Don can tell us if he has had 
any actually on his feeders.

I had 3 Fox Sparrows feeding on the ground yesterday. I'm hoping that at least 
one of them shows up today for the count. I also had one female Purple Finch 
and a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

It seems strange that you have a Yellow-rump eating suet. I suppose that we 
just don't think of warblers doing that. Of course at our elevation of a little 
over 2400 feet we don't have them around our place in winter. Of course it may 
have nothing to do with elevation, but more with a food source they prefer. 
Insects are more active at the lower elevations during warmer winter days.

By the way, I would appreciate getting a copy of the list of birds counted this 
week-end from everyone for our growing database.

Roger Mayhorn
Compton Mt
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: David & Susan Raines 
  To: bcbirdclub@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 8:56 AM
  Subject: [bcbirdclub] Crow at the feeder

  I had an American Crow gorging on sunflower seeds at one of my platform 
feeders yesterday. This is a first for this 30 yr veteran bird feeder! Of 
course some of my recent sightings may be contributed to my 1st winter post 
retirement from teaching. I've really enjoyed being able to relax with a cup of 
coffee & checking out the birds coming in most mornings. I also had a Fox 
Sparrow show up the last 2 days. Hope he comes around today to be counted for 
the GBBC! I just spotted the Yellow-rump coming to the suet again-Alright! Good 
luck counters! Dave R-Breaks,VA

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