[CT Birds] Fw: Where Have They Gone?

Sunshine sunny19682 at comcast.net
Sat Oct 10 08:19:52 EDT 2009


> our house used to be the place the neighborhood birds all visited... it's 
> been dead around here for weeks.  Mom worried that it was bad seed or the 
> feeders needed cleaning... changed and cleaned them and still nothing - 
> even the English sparrows and pigeons (of which we usually have dozens of 
> both species visiting) aren't even coming.  The resident red shouldered 
> hawks have been around but not so much so as to warrant this daily silence 
> and for so long (and of course I know they will go where prey is).
>
> Just yesterday, we finally had a downy woodpecker and a nuthatch and a few 
> English sparrows ... but the trees seem void of bird life.  And the almost 
> two dozen squirrels seem to have gone elsewhere too.
>
> Donna Lorello
> Branford
>
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Tammy Eustis" <teustis at killingworthlibrary.org>
> To: <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Sent: Friday, October 09, 2009 7:55 PM
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Where Have They Gone?
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>> We've noticed an extraordinary lull here in Chester as well - and people 
>> in Killingworth are talking about the same thing. Possibly a combination 
>> of more "natural" seed being available, migrants flying the coop, others 
>> quietly feeding (anyone still moulting at this time?)... But it does seem 
>> quieter this fall than in past years. I guess it's comforting to know 
>> that others are experiencing the same thing.
>> - Tammy Eustis, Chester
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: sandy [mailto:sandyducky at comcast.net]
>> Sent: Friday, October 9, 2009 05:40 PM
>> To: 'CTBirds'
>> Subject: [CT Birds] Where Have They Gone?
>>
>> We have never seen such a lull in feeder activity in our backyard as 
>> there has been these last 2 weeks. Not even a blue jay or morning dove! 
>> Certainly all the summer migrants have left but where are the residents? 
>> Our sunflower feeder has hardly been touched. We are beginning to worry 
>> that there has been a mass poisoning. Sandy Scott 
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