[CT Birds] CTBirds Digest, Vol 2563, Issue 2

Tricia Reid reidtri at gmail.com
Mon Mar 3 12:25:26 EST 2014


I had two robins scavenging with the mourning doves under the hanging
feeders this morning, so here's a question for the List - is there anything
I can add to my seed mix that would be appropriate for robins?

Tricia Reid
Mansfield Center



On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 12:00 PM, <ctbirds-request at lists.ctbirding.org>wrote:

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>    1. Re: I am beginning to get real concerned (Arthur Shippee)
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> From: Arthur Shippee <ashippee at snet.net>
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> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] I am beginning to get real concerned
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> Here in Hamden, I have a male Robin eating seeds from around our feeders,
> and investigating a suet feeder he could reach.
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> He's been more regular than I can remember Robins being. Perhaps another
> sign of late winter food shortage.
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> > On Mar 3, 2014, at 10:58 AM, Carrier Graphics <
> carriergraphics at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
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> > I am beginning to get real concerned for the berry eating birds,
> especially Robins, which when the ground is still frozen and covered with
> snow and they have no access to it, they then must subsist on their last
> source of food, and that would be berries. The wild crop of Berries here in
> the NW part of the State seems to be close if not completely gone. In my
> travels i see most all Winter-berry gone, as well as many Sumac and other
> wild berries they need to stay alive. Even Alien Japanese Bittersweet is
> about gone, and that is a last resort for them. I am noticing their use of
> fruit on domestic grown ornamental trees, and these surely must be last
> resort foods as well. In my yard alone, the hordes of Robins have
> completely eliminated all the Privet hedge red berries, and my usually
> productive Sumac - another last resort food source is completely gone.
> > I sure wish these Robins luck in surviving till the ground is once again
> exposed and thawed enough for them to find available food.
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> > Paul Carrier - Harwinton
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