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Re: earlybird birds

W. Cook wrote:
>  I've been hearing reports of cone crop
>failures up north this year, so we could be in for a winter finch

Jonathan Steere, in N. Durham reported to me seeing Wh-Thrtd.Sparrows in his 
yard this past weekend, RC Kinglets the week before, and RB Nuthatches the 
week before that -- he too speculated that food shortages up north from a 
dry summer were driving birds south early and to anticipate a good birding 

**Rob Gluck
Chapel Hill

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