[CT Birds] Fwd: Purple Finches: Interesting Ebird sightings map, etc. links that work

Mntncougar at aol.com Mntncougar at aol.com
Wed Oct 22 16:28:11 EDT 2014



http://tinyurl.com/qdsr9tm
 
 
 
 

or
 
http://ebird.org/ebird/map/purfin?neg=true&env.minX=-99.2314560774405&env.mi
nY=37.49219276657444&env.maxX=-64.0752060774405&env.maxY=49.10975427062413&z
h=true&gp=true&ev=Z&mr=8-11&bmo=8&emo=11&yr=cur&byr=2014&eyr=2014
 
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.  
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 I've been  looking at 
spruce trees in the area and I see relatively few and very small  cones on 
them. Time will tell. 
 
Don Morgan, Coventry, Ct  
mntncougar at aol.com  

 











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