Date: 10/30/20 5:22 am From: Nancy <dan-nan-semper...> Subject: [MDBirding] Unusual number of finches
Chesapeake Beach: Has anyone noticed an unusual number of gold/other finches & similar-sized birds in the last week? We normally have a variety of birds in our yard & keep feeders up year-round. But now we're seeing at least 50 finch-sized birds at a time - (they move too fast too count) - and I think they're crowding out the cardinals & jay. They're at the feeders, on the ground, in the air. We have multiple feeders filled with sunflower hearts & they act famished tho don't look thin - some continuing to eat even when I approach. I've never seen anything like this except the occasional arrival of blackbird flocks during snowstorms.