A few robins, snow birds, couple cards but no even close to a normal Spring. Lots of gold finches at the feeders now and the males are almost fully turned…getting real pretty. Central Mn North of the smiley water tower, Viewing 21 posts - 1 through 21 (of 21 total), WTS Piscifun Carbon X 2000 reels w extra spools. It is alarming. I go half mile to the river and they are there plenty. But I have had a pair of Orioles in the yard for the last 3 days. Where have all the songbirds gone? Many different species of Wood Peckers can be occasionally seen at the feeders, Chickadees are not many, the Pine Grosbeaks, Purple Finches, Evening Grosbeaks, Red Polls and the Junco’s , well, haven’t seen not one of those. Had a “couple” chickadee swooping around one flew into the open window of the SUV. We had the snow, the cold temperatures and the feeders all ready to go… what we didn’t have were the birds. Well, we all know that everything in the wildlife world is “predatory”. Suddenly we had lots of snow on the ground and temperatures that stayed below freezing during the day and hovered around zero at night. Very strange. Opened the rear hatch to let him/her out. I have been doing a lot of research on these 400 foot monsters and have concluded that they will (or have already had) a negative effect on bird populations. I doubt if they care about birds or anything else except their profit. Here in Vermont I am seeing the same thing, very few birds! Did you read the post I wrote about the poisoned seeds that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company sold a couple of years ago… knowing that the seeds were poisoned and would kill the birds? I really don’t get it. It was cool! The Pygmy is a bird of the long-needled pine forests of the western U.S. Nearby, several Black-capped Chickadees inspect leaves and twigs for small insects or cocoons. We have the titmice, chickadees, both kinds of nuthatches, a couple of woodpeckers and some sparrows and mourning doves but not in the numbers of last year. We have a ton of birds around the SW metro, Robins, Cardinals, Chickadee’s, Ducks, Swans, among many others and a lot of predator birds lately too. Audubon protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Visit your local Audubon center, join a chapter, or help save birds with your state program. I’m glad some do. As you stand in the autumn woods, a Red-breasted Nuthatch calls while it hangs upside down on a pine cone, deftly removing the fat-rich seeds. Type in your search and hit Enter on desktop or hit Go on mobile device. The poor things really need water these days, even if all you have is pie tin to place on the ground, it will help. Same north of the metro too. So far just a few chickadees, juncos, titmice and a cardinal couple have stopped by. i read somewhere that it might have something to do with the earth’s magnetic field since that is how birds navigate in the winter. Not sure where you are but I could have written this word for word! Home » Enjoying Nature » What Happened to All the Birds? I think it was in July when we first noticed that there weren’t as many birds around as usual. We are constantly fighting to keep them out of our feeders, but haven’t seen one as yet. There are no sparrows in my farm shed. It is very disconcerting and we are definitely noticing the absence of the birds this year. But now they're all gone. A chattering Ruby-crowned Kinglet hovers at a branch tip. We too are experienced bird watchers, feeders up year round but where are the chickadess? 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In their place, several Titmice have appeared. few other birds, nuthatches and the like, even dang starlings that are constantly making a mess of the mealworm feeder. BigWerm. Last year, the only species of birds we didn’t see were the Evening Grosbeaks. Something serious has changed. just had a bluebird checking out the housing units!!!!!! Black Bear Fish House (Any reviews out there), Deals on Garmin Ice 73cv UHD or Helix 7 Ice Bundles. We’ve seen them. In much of North America, Black-capped Chickadees lead in forming such flocks, and – should a hawk be sighted – whistle an alarm call that the other species understand. We do not have as many birds niether this year. Rachel Carson wrote about a “Silent Spring” due to the poisons mankind has put into our environment. I see very few Robins in our yard this year, about a third of the redwing blackbirds in the swamp across the road. Did the organized spraying campaigns kill the birds as well as the massive caterpillar population? I hear sandhill cranes nearly every day too. Cardinals have set up territories in my neighborhood and have been in full voice. The other absence is Red squirrels.
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