Date: 6/23/17 11:27 am From: Jay Jones <jonesjay62...> Subject: Re: Dickcissels--less than average this summer?
Dickcissels seem as abundant this year as any of the past three at Woolsey Wet Prairie in west Fayetteville. Jeff Hinkle, on staff there, may have quantitative data to share. Rick Jones
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> On Jun 23, 2017, at 12:36 PM, Alyssa DeRubeis <alderubeis...> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm seeing lots of reports of Dickcissels in Minnesota and Wisconsin--they're having an apparent irruption year. I read a paper that said one cause of these irruptions could be early droughts in the core of their breeding range (including Arkansas). Has anyone noticed less-than-average Dickcissels as the summer season has progressed? I see plenty of them out at Chesney Prairie in Benton County (one of my research sites), but I don't know how that compares to a normal year.
> Alyssa DeRubeis
> Fayetteville , Washington Co.