Date: 4/16/18 7:47 am From: Pamela Freeman via Mnbird <mnbird...> Subject: Re: [Mnbird] Snowstorm birds
No redpolls at my feeders, nor yellow rumps. I am in Anoka county, Oak
I did get at least two male house finches and a song sparrow yesterday and
an unknown number of tree sparrows, at least a half dozen. Many fox
sparrows. Many many many many many many juncos.
And the usual chickadees, nuthatches, hairy, downy, and red breasted wood
peckers. We often see pileated, as well, but haven't seen them for a couple
We also had pheasants, two hens and a rooster. Oh, and a lot of blue jays
and red winged black birds.
Hoping to see some more of the returning warm weather birds soon. But maybe
they should hold off until food is available. I don't see many insects
being around right now...
Though, some trees are beginning to look like they want to bloom, silver
maples and elms, for instance.
I saw some pussy willows on Friday starting to come out, also.
Never give up on a dream just because of the length of time it will take to
accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. - Unknown
“There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot.”
― Aldo Leopold
I am one who cannot.
On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 8:41 AM, Roger Everhart via Mnbird <
> Hey everyone,
> Hope you're all dug out from the weekend. As the snow fell I spent
> the whole storm watching my feeders and it occurs to me that a bad day for
> birds can be a good day for birdwatchers. My feeders were very busy and by
> sunset Sunday (or at least dark), I had had 18 species of birds in my yard.
> All the expected locals but also a flock of Common Redpolls, Song Sparrow,
> 2 Fox Sparrows, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Cooper's Hawk and 2 Mallards.
> No Yellow-rumps but I did have friends nearby that had one show up at a
> feeder. It will really be interesting to watch the feeders over the next
> couple of days to see if it stays as busy as it has been.
> Good Birding!
> Roger Everhart
> Apple Valley, MN
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