Date: 7/2/18 12:01 am
From: Robert O'Brien <baro...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Finch shortage in Waldport
House Finches, normally common in historic years, have been completely
absent for at least the last 2 years here in Carver.
Purple finches, also historically common, are virtually absent also. No
other finches these days as well.
Last weekend in Seaside showed House Finches to be 'relatively' common,
singing from the power lines.
Bob OBrien

On Sun, Jul 1, 2018 at 2:32 PM, Diane Cavaness <scrapbird...> wrote:

> Interestingly, we have House Finches in our yard in Brookings for the
> first time in several years.
> On Sun, Jul 1, 2018, 8:33 AM Alan Contreras <acontrer56...> wrote:
>> 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...>
>> > 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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