[CT Birds] Purple Finches: Interesting Ebird sightings map and Finch forecast

Mntncougar at aol.com Mntncougar at aol.com
Wed Oct 22 16:14:03 EDT 2014


 
 
_eBird  Range Map--Purple Finch_ 
(http://ebird.org/ebird/map/purfin?neg=true&env.minX=-99.2314560774405&env.minY=37.49219276657444&env.maxX=-64.07520607
74405&env.maxY=49.10975427062413&zh=true&gp=true&ev=Z&mr=8-11&bmo=8&emo=11&y
r=cur&byr=2014&eyr=2014)  
 
 
_10,000 Birds  | 2014-2015 Winter Finch Forecast_ 
(http://10000birds.com/2014-2015-winter-finch-forecast.htm)  
 
>From the Ebird sightings it is obvious that the northeastern  states are 
being overrun with Purple Finches. The forecast does not exactly  predict 
this, but it says that the spruce cone crop is poor in the eastern  provinces of 
Canada and northeastern US states, which would certainly lead to  a heavy 
migration/irruption. 
The map shows that so far the birds have not gone farther  south than 
Washington DC in any numbers. 
I'd like to think some will stay around here, but not too  many or I'll be 
having BOSS delivered to me by the truckload.  I've been  looking at spruce 
trees in the area and I see relatively few and very small  cones on them, so 
this may not  be the area they're looking for  though. Time will tell. 
 
Don Morgan, Coventry, Ct 
mntncougar at aol.com  

 
 
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