[CT Birds] scarsity of finches etc...

Kfinnan at aol.com Kfinnan at aol.com
Fri Nov 30 07:50:34 EST 2012

Paul - After my recent whining about the relative lack of winter finches  
here, a small flock (<12) of Pine Siskins moved through high in the trees,  
this morning.
Kevin Finnan
In a message dated 11/29/2012 7:56:40 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
carriergraphics at sbcglobal.net writes:

I  believe the finches have mostly left this area because their is little 
food here
to sustain them, esp over a winter. In my posting last week  about the 
of tree seed
food here in the NW parts of CT, points  toward this conclusion. One of the 
emergency foods many finches  occasionally rely on are tree buds. I saw a 
House finch  feeding from a Maple tree here in Harwinton today on buds, and 
suggests to
me, of the scarcity of food they are dealing with here in  CT.

Can I ask if anyone out there might also do a survey of their areas  and 
on your results of the tree seed crop seen? Especially  the cones on all 
and cones
on white,gray,yellow Birches (not  catkins) Alder and other tree/bush seeds 
to be 

I think this  might give us a more complete picture of what this winter 
here in 
CT will  be 

like for seeing and/or keeping winter finches. Weed crops however,  do seem 
to be 
in good supply
this year, and many finches will eat weed  seeds as well. 

Paul Carrier - Harwinton        
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