Date: 3/18/23 5:49 am From: Rob Blye <rwblye...> Subject: [de-birds] return to our feeders
We have been birding in Sinaloa and Nayarit Mexico for about 10 days, having returned in the middle of the night very early Thursday morning. We were acconpanied by 6 other members of the Sussex Bird Club and we observed some 276 species, many life birds for the attendees.
On Thursday morning when we checked the feeders they were all empty with no birds visiting. When we left last week, there was the usual frenzy of activity, especially at the shelled sunflowers and shelled peanuts.
Not until this morning did we get any feeder visitors. We had our orange-crowned warbler at the suet, junco and swamp sparrow along with doves and white-throated sparrows on the ground. Our hermit thrush was scurrying around, too.
By the way, we missed fox sparrow completely this winter. We usually have reliable fox sparrows with other ground feeders every evening.
Mexico was wonderful but glad to be home with many singing pine warblers in the loblolly pines.
*better living through birds* *Rob* Robert W. Blye 34603 Doe Run Lewes DE 19958-3332 302 945-8618 610 213-2413 mobile