[Bristol-Birds] Re: Missing at feeder

  • From: <eastin@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <foshildgc@xxxxxxxxx>, "Bristol-birds" <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 21:24:17 -0500

I had been wondering about purple finches.  Last year I had 20-30 at a time.  
This year I have none.  And now that you mention Chickadees and Titmouse, there 
are fewer of them.  Still have them but fewer.  Also getting W-b Nut., 
Dark-eyed Juncos, abundant mourning doves and goldfinches, Cardinal, Bluejay, 
Carolina Wren, House sparrow, and 3 woodpeckers (Downy, Hairy, and Red-bellied) 
 The Hairy is new at my feeder this season.  Hope to get a sapsucker again.

Todd Eastin
Shady Valley

From: John Whinery 
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2014 9:25 AM
To: Bristol-birds 
Subject: [Bristol-Birds] Missing at feeder

Titmice have been one of the most common birds around my feeder for years until 
this season. Definitely in the top 5.  I'm feeding black oil sunflower and a 
couple of suet cakes ... same food in the same locations as previous years. 
Using a different larger heavy duty feeder though.

This year they are absent. 
Still seeing Gold Finch, White Breasted Nut Hatch, Downy & Red Bellied 
Woodpeckers, fewer than usual Chickadee, dark eyed Junco when there is snow, 
Finch (house or purple?) and a few sparrows.

Seed usage is down, I'm still on my first 40# bag, usually would have bought my 
second by now.

Anyone else having a species drop off? 

John W. 
Fall Branch area

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