Date: 3/2/18 3:17 pm
From: Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...>
Subject: FeederWatch
I completed a Project FeederWatch count this evening. It was amazing the
difference between the two days. Yesterday, there were few birds of a few
species including only a few Pine Siskins.

Today with the wind, cold and blowing snow, the feeders were overrun and
emptied. The Pine Siskin number jumped to at least 75 - if you can even
count them with their busy activity. Twenty three Red-winged Blackbirds
showed up. Dark-eyed Junco numbers multiplied as the day wore on to a
maximum of 22. There were four House Finches, two of which had eye disease
despite the feeders having been down for almost two weeks.

There were no unusual or rare birds but one amusing interaction. A Northern
Cardinal was sitting on one of the feeders. A Pine Siskin arrived, opened
its mouth and made a threatening gesture. The cardinal made the same
gesture right back. This behavior was repeated several times until the
siskin left. Cardinal 1: Siskin 0.

Herb Myers, Harman, Randolph County
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