Craig Repasz crepasz at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 24 09:08:26 EDT 2010

Having spent time hiking in the White Mountains and Green Mountains this summer and fall I can anecdotally support this forecast. There are no cones for the balsams and spruces, there are very few catkins and hardly any mountain ash berries in these areas. I would suspect that the bird activity this winter in northern New England will be very slow.Because there is no food in this corridorto our north I would be surprised to see anything interrupting into CT. It could pick up next year but a big mast year could take place in two or three years.  
> This winter's theme is that some finch species will irrupt into southern
> Canada and the northern United States, while other species will remain
> in the north. As an example, Common and Hoary Redpolls will move south
> whereas Pine Grosbeaks will stay in the north. See individual finch
> forecasts below for details. Three irruptive non-finch passerines are
> also discussed.

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