Date: 1/31/19 7:55 am From: Rob Blye <rwblye...> Subject: Feeders in the frigid weather, ChesCo in PA and Sussex in DE
Our efforts at feeding and providing water to the birds finally paid off today with our first siskin and a fox sparrow that we have seen on and off all winter. Siskin is eating nyjer with its goldfinch buddies and the fox sparrow scratches under a tube feeder and got a drink from the flowing freshwater in our "bird stream". It requires an electric heater to keep the water moving on days like today but virtually all our yard birds will visit today for a drink. We have had a pine warbler and hopefully it will show on the suet today.
While we were in northern Chester County we had much activity at our feeders almost every day. Here in southern Delaware the birds only hit the feeders hard in frigid or rainy weather. I interpret this to indicate that in Delaware there is less cold stress and more natural food than in PA. Or perhaps more feeders for the birds to choose from . We were the only family in a half mile to feed in PA and everyone in our current development has feeders.
Trying to stay warm in Lewes. I would be trying even harder if still in PA.
Robert W. Blye 34603 Doe Run Lewes DE 19958-3332 302 945-8618 610 213-2413 mobile