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Re: RE: snow feeding
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- Subject: Re: RE: snow feeding
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- Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2002 06:03:18 -0500
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I got up this am to top up the feeders and discovered more birds
fighting over them than I have ever seen before! It was great to see
the red-bellied WP back after a long period of absence (since the
wooded plot opposite my apt. got "developed"). Also a C wren, b
thrasher, a dozen juncos, house finches, goldfinches, cardinals, song
and WT sparrows, BJ's, mourning doves, titmice, chickadees. In total
I'd estimate there were over 60 birds all crowding into my 8'x15'
"yard". Unfortunately, I live close enough to Duke that I can walk to
work, otherwise I'd have spent the entire day watching the squabbling
from the comfort of my couch!
I was glancing at the rare bird alerts for other states and noticed a
great tit was visiting a feeder in Wisconsin. This made me feel a
little nostalgic (for great tits, not Wisconsin) and also set me
thinking about European vagrants to NC. Is there a complete list of
all vagrant/accidentals for NC that I can look at on the web?
All the best, and keep those feeders brimming over!
Yesterday, the 4th, I topped off the ten feeders as well with oil and stripe, Niger, suet, etc., but I noticed almost a dearth of birds around them. There were the usual suspects only; nothing unusual except that there were realtively few of them considering the conditions. How many froze to death the night of the 3rd? I found none under the known roosts.