My feeder activity has been far below normal. I have a few of the usual
suspects, but usually have scads of Goldfinch by now and a wider variety of
spiders. I was a bit luckier than most during the drought so felt that had
little influence. I feed nothing but black oil sunflower, have done this
exclusively and have always had a great variety and number of birds, with
little "blackbird problem".
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From: George's McNeil <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 12/27/16 11:23 PM (GMT-06:00)
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Subject: [TN-Bird] Re: low activity at feeders
Interesting and was wondering the same thing. I have noticed the same behavior
of a massive absence of birds at my feeder since the drought. Now the typical
birds don't show either. We did have a short cold snap and did not make much
of a difference. Although I did have an early female Purple Finch show up for
about 5 minutes and returned. I hope they come back.
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On Dec 27, 2016, at 3:44 PM, Richard Blanton
I would say that the warmer weather is the culprit. 70+ is too warm to have
birds seeking feeders really regularly. A cold snap and I am sure the activity
will pick up.
Johnson City, TN
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On Dec 27, 2016, at 1:24 PM, Lyda Phillips
I have noticed a huge falloff since the drought broke. Before that I had more
birds at my water sources and feeders than I had ever had before in the eight
years we've been here in East Nashville.
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Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 12:20 PM
Subject: [TN-Bird] low activity at feeders
I was wondering if anyone else is noticing a drop in activity at their bird
feeders. I'm seeing about half the birds that I usually see and I'm starting to
worried that their might be something wrong with my seed.
At first, I attributed it to the crazy weather, but I decided to see if anyone
else was noticing this.
Old Hickory, TN