[CT Birds] Winter food for raptors
smilifase at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 22:14:02 EST 2012
I'm in the same boat as Don. Two years ago I couldn't stand on my deck without getting clocked by acorns. They were everywhere and thick! Last year very few. And this year none.
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On Nov 30, 2012, at 6:27 PM, Mntncougar at aol.com wrote:
> I have a white oak and a red oak in my yard, and last year they had very
> few acorns. This year they have zip zero nada. I've lived here for 40 years
> and that's the first time that ever happened.
> Also, I have a shagbark hickory and a pignut hickory. The shagbark had no
> nuts for the first time ever and the pignut had very few, which all fell
> before they were ripe. And they also had almost none last year. Never saw
> that before either.
> Needless to say, the squirrels are mobbing my feeders. But the good news
> is, there are less squirrels than usual around my yard, and I assume that has
> to do with the nut crop failures back to back.
> Don Morgan
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