[CT Birds] OT - Deer Ticks

Roy Zartarian royz at royzartarian.com
Mon Feb 10 12:34:15 EST 2014

The Massachusetts and Vermont lists recently had messages about the
tick-borne Powassan disease carried by ticks who remain active into the
winter.  Cited was an article from the Boston Globe:


Roy Zartarian

On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 12:17 PM, Jan Hollerbach <smilifase at gmail.com>wrote:

> Does anyone know if this prolonged cold will adversely impact the deer tick
> population.  One can only hope.............
> On a brighter note, my feeders and heated bird bath have been loaded up
> with birds.  Nothing unusual, but Carolina Wrens, Am. Goldfinch, Blue Jays,
> Robins, Downey, Hairy and Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Juncos, W-T Sparrows,
> Cardinals...many birds and very active.  And the ongoing parade of Mourning
> Doves.
> I was glad to read Don Morgan's post.  I've had birds singing as well.  My
> ears doing the equivalent of a double-take.  But it is truly beginning to
> sound a bit springy out there!
> Jan Hollerbach
> Fairfield, CT
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