Date: 10/8/17 4:50 pm From: Karen Etter Hale <chimneyswift1...> Subject: [wisb] Fwd: Loss of birds
If anyone has any suggestions for Mike, he’d be glad to hear of them (please reply directly to Mike at <molson2520...>!). I suggested there could be a Cooper’s Hawk in the neighborhood, so the situation may be temporary, and he replied that there were "occasionally hawks in the area that have taken birds beneath the feeders”. Mariette - Mike lives in East Troy, so maybe you’d have some insight on the situation?
Thanks, everyone! Karen -- Karen Etter Hale Lake Mills, WI <chimneyswift1...>
***** Making time for birds
> Begin forwarded message: > > From: Mike Olson <molson2520...> > Subject: Loss of birds > Date: October 8, 2017 at 2:13:53 PM CDT > To: <wbcibird...> > > I live in East Troy and for last 12 years have enjoyed watching the birds at my feeders. I have three thistle seed feeders and the goldfinches have been very active with as many as 9 of them feeding at one time. Last week I noticed that they were no longer coming and wondered why. I looked closer and realized there are no birds around here at all. The sparrows, nuthatches and chickadees have all disappeared. Their disappearance happened within a matter of a few days. What could possibly cause this. Last year there was a family of squirrels(4) living in a tree 30 ft from our house. Last winter I noticed that two of them have mange and now all the squirrels are gone too. Hope you can help understand what is happening. > > Thanks you, > Michael J Olson > > 414-380-1020 > <molson2520...> <mailto:<molson2520...>