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Postby lindamct2010 » Nov 29, 2012 12:59 pm

Does any one find there is a shortage of birds this Winter so far?
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Re: Birds

Postby orchidguy » Nov 29, 2012 1:12 pm

not here.
There is actually an overabundance thus far with cardinals, bluejays, chickadee, juncos, crows, ravens and especially the partridge
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Re: Birds

Postby lindamct2010 » Nov 29, 2012 2:24 pm

[i]You're so lucky! I've never known them to be so scarce this time of year![/i]
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Re: Birds

Postby orchidguy » Nov 29, 2012 2:45 pm

is there anything that has changed in your area this year Linda? (deforestation, fire...)
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Re: Birds

Postby lindamct2010 » Nov 29, 2012 2:59 pm

Not really Dan. Just the neighbour 3 doors down had a chimney fire a few weeks ago. But I wouldn't think that would cause the lack of birds.
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Re: Birds

Postby orchidguy » Nov 29, 2012 3:10 pm

I don't think that would do it either Linda. I wonder what's going on then. Would be nice to hear if others have noticed this in their area too.
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Re: Birds

Postby lindamct2010 » Nov 29, 2012 3:15 pm

Yes it would Dan. My 3 feeders are full of Wild Bird Seed Mix and there is no activity whatsoever!
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Re: Birds

Postby bluewillow » Nov 29, 2012 8:03 pm

Don't give up Linda. When the pickings get slim the birds will be about. Do you have many cats in the area?
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Re: Birds

Postby lindamct2010 » Nov 30, 2012 10:43 am

Not any more Sheila since we put the gate on the Garden Path. I did have several Juncos and Chickadees a few weeks ago, but now nothing! I'm thinking it's the ups and downs of the temperatures this Winter.
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Re: Birds

Postby fernleaf » Nov 30, 2012 11:20 am

Don't seem to have a shortage here Linda. Have chickadees, blue jays, Gray jays, evening grosbeaks, nuthatches, various types of woodpeckers, two ravens and numerous European starlings. Have to keep squirrels away from my feeders though or else there is nothing left for the birds when they arrive to dine.
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