Date: 1/20/19 2:54 pm
From: Nancy Cladel <ncladel...>
Subject: Re: feeder density question
On Sun, Jan 20, 2019 at 5:52 PM Nancy Cladel <ncladel...> wrote:

> I have noted the same. In addition, the species are somewhat different.
> For example, we have numerous flickers but no tree sparrows. Tree
> sparrows ( as well as white crowns) were common at our feeders in the
> winter 20 years ago but have steadily decreased in recent years. Habitat
> is still quite good so I don't think the observation is due to habitat
> loss. I feel sure that climate change is playing a role but teasing apart
> just what is going on will take some good science.
>
> Nancy Cladel, Dauphin County
>
> On Sun, Jan 20, 2019 at 5:15 PM tom and sheri <troberts2459...>
> wrote:
>
>> Very unscientific. My and all friends and family have observed a marked
>> decline in numbers of birds at feeding stations. Some maybe be due to the
>> - so far- mild winter. It is my observation that when there is little to
>> no snow cover, species disperse.
>> Has anyone noticed similar conditions?
>>
>> If so, what do you attribute it to?
>>
>> Tom Roberts
>> Somerset County
>>
>
 
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