Date: 7/1/18 11:02 am
From: Joshua Galpern <jgalpern17...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Finch shortage in Waldport
Finch numbers normal in East Eugene, including a non-breeding siskin.

On Sun, Jul 1, 2018 at 10:31 AM, <tom...> wrote:

>
> Outside of Brownsville, local talent is average, except the number of
> House Finch does seem way down (~3 recently rather than dozens), and the
> number of Purple Finch up (~5 recently rather than ad-hoc singles). Earlier
> in the year the House Finch were more abundant.
>
> I've failed to keep the sun seed feeder tubes filled every day this year,
> so have been wondering how it might change the mix of visiting species.
>
> --tg
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <obol-bounce...> <obol-bounce...> On Behalf Of
> Alan Contreras
> Sent: Sunday, July 1, 2018 8:33 AM
> To: <mike.rivers...>
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> Subject: [obol] Re: Finch shortage in Waldport
>
> My fifth year at sw Eugene location and the first with no visible or
> audible breeding House Finches. Otherwise the local talent is about average.
>
> Alan Contreras
> Eugene, Oregon
>
> <acontrer56...>
>
> www.alanlcontreras.com
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>
>
> > On Jun 30, 2018, at 9:35 PM, Michael Rivers <mike.rivers...> wrote:
> >
> > We have seen so few House Finches, Purple Finches, American Goldfinches
> and even English House Sparrows on Crestline Dr north this summer. We see
> one or two Black-headed Grosbeaks at our feeder per day and a chickadee or
> two. Violet Green Swallows are nesting in our neighbors’ boxes that usually
> host English House Sparrows. Anybody else notice anything like this?
> >
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