What can I say?

I haven’t posted in some time. The reason has been that after my last post extolling the great birding of the last number of weeks, the birds vaporized! The deep freeze of Thanksgiving morning (zero) and continued deep freeze for several days, pushed most of the birds right out of our area.  The water froze and the winds were extremely high.  I found nothing much to report Thanksgiving morning, but was sure things would change. I have covered this county from east to west and north to south since then and finally today, I admit there a few birds anywhere. Feeding stations that were recently very busy have no birds.  The field edges that had buntings, larks and longspurs don’t even have juncos in most locations. The only spots that seem to have some good birds persisting are Scott Baldinger’s and my feeders.  I have a flock of about nine PINE SISKINS and a Swamp and Fox Sparrow among the common feeder birds.  Scott still has  a few Pine Siskins and a single EVENING GROSBEAK! Hope is still on the horizon.  Common Redpolls, Bohemian Waxwings and Pine Grosbeak are all still being reported in excellent numbers up state. Lets hope our drought abates and a flood of these wonderful winter finches comes pouring down on us!

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2 Responses to What can I say?

  1. Kathleen Ashman says:

    The lack of birds has indeed been frustrating! So glad that you and Scott are at least getting a few good birds at your feeders. Hoping that December brings us renewed excitement and better birding.

  2. Thanks Kathy, I’m with you!

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