[CT Birds] lots of cones

Carrier Graphics carriergraphics at sbcglobal.net
Fri Sep 11 10:21:34 EDT 2009


I also noticed some spruces here in Northern CT full of cones as well, but not to the extent of White pines. The spruce and fir plantings on Canaan MT at 1,400 plus/minus feet also had a good number of cones, though some trees were bare.
A possible good winter finch year here if the situations are favorable. Although a banner crop in the boreal forests up north might be good enough to keep them there all winter, as is usually the case.

Paul Carrier

From: Jim Zipp <jimzipp at sbcglobal.net>
To: Greg Hanisek <ghanisek at rep-am.com>; Carrier Graphics <carriergraphics at sbcglobal.net>
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Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 10:09:36 AM
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] lots of cones

It's not just here in southern New England.  This past spring while on my usual birding/photographing trips to the boreal forests in northwest Maine, the cone crop on the spruces etc there was very heavy. 

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