Date: 4/16/18 10:43 am From: 'Penny' via Birders <birders...> Subject: Re: [birders] winter seedeaters
Last week, when coming back from Port Huron, there were about 10 wild turkeys on the shoulder of I94 west, just after the bridge. I was surprised, but delighted, to see them there. Have no idea what the attraction could be.Penny S.
On Monday, April 16, 2018, 11:45:00 AM EDT, 'bill butler' via Birders <birders...> wrote:
This winter("spring") I've particularly noticed a reoccuring pattern at the feeders. The wintering seedeaters come with the appearance of snow and largely disappear when the weather warms and snow melts. I'm curious where they disappear too. Yesterday's unseasonable dump of winter precipitation brought a returning rush: hordes of Dark-eyed Juncos and American Tree Sparrows, a Fox Sparrow, several White-Throated Sparrows, a couple of Pine Siskins. Hearing the lovely song of the White-throated Sparrows and the zzzipp of the Siskins was a novelty and much enjoyed. Also a treat was watching the half dozen turkeys half skating across the icy ground and the 2 pairs of Buffleheads that stopped on our pond briefly to feed and rest.