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More Birds?

Posted by KWoods Cold z7 Long Is (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 11, 05 at 11:07

Anyone notice more birds this fall? Just in a very general way there seem to be many more birds sticking around in my Long Island backyard. I'm wondering if the cool October weather might have started them migrating from further North then when it warmed up they just stayed put. I've been in my current house six years and we've never had this many stick around.

Anyone else notice the same thing?

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RE: More Birds?

we always have a lot of birds, but, this year, i am noticing new varieties. well, at least i never noticed them before.

for instance, i believe i've seen some yellow rumped warblers. definitely more flickers. i love the birds!

RE: More Birds?

  • Posted by KWoods Cold z7 Long Is (My Page) on
    Tue, Nov 15, 05 at 16:00

So... over the weekend I went to petco in Glen Cove to buy a super deluxe bird feeder and some bird food for thesee guys, today I come home for lunch and there is some unindentifiable screeching coming from the backyard. A cockatiel is back there defending his banquet from all the other birds that have gathered. Talk about invasives!

RE: More Birds?

lol, that's funny. maybe he snuck home in the petco bag.

RE: More Birds?

  • Posted by Donn_ Z7, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Tue, Nov 22, 05 at 7:23

Last winter, and this summer, my feeders and pear tree were regular hosts to a colony of Monk Parakeets that have built a huge residence on a power pole down the street. Once, in late summer, I was out policing up rotten pears from under the tree (squirrels take one bite, and drop them to the ground), and a half-dozen of the Monks were sitting overhead in the Locust tree, giving me what-for. The squirrels have had a tough year, with Gold Finches chasing them out of the Sunflowers, and Monks chasing them away from the pears.

RE: More Birds?

I read a newspaper article saying that an unusually large number of birds have now migrated to Mexico. Perhaps it's a sign that we're going to have a harsh winter?

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