[CT Birds] a good finch winter-
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Mon Dec 24 14:29:43 EST 2007
Just for fun - I looked up my records for the last good finch year seen
from our feeders here in Harwinton CT - was the winter of 1993 - 1994
EVENING GROSBEAK - 1st one- Oct 14, last sighting -May 10th - 2 pair.
highest count = 40 - (all males cept 2)! Avr. 2-6 almost daily.
PINE SISKIN - 1st one- Oct 12th, last sighting - June 11th or so...
highest count = 60+ birds, Avr. 12+ daily (they were everywhere
A pair bred in yard that year, bringing young to feeders!
Also had a pair of Red-breasted Nuthatches nesting in yard that summer
and the following as well, bringing young to feeder.
COMMON REDPOLL - 1st one- Dec 30th, last sighting - April 13th
highest count = 60+ Avr. 2 - 40 daily
Has anyone had Redpolls later then April 13th here in CT? They tend to
leave much earlier then Siskins.
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