[Tweeters] Bird Activity After the Rain?

Jeremy Schwartz jschwartz1124 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 20 13:38:20 PDT 2017


Hi Tweeters!

Has anyone else noticed surges in bird activity in the inter-periods
between rain showers?

I first noticed it weeks ago at my backyard feeders. Not five minutes after
a rainstorm let up and the sun came through, our feeders exploded into
life. Two-thirds of the 13 species on our backyard list came out of the
trees to feed. All at once.

BC and CB Chickadees, Dark-eyed Juncos and Red-breasted Nuthatches jockeyed
for position on the feeders themselves, while Spotted Towhees and American
Robins patrolled the ground for dropped seeds. Two Anna's Hummingbirds even
came to the party, too.

I've noticed it once or twice out in the field, while birding in the
wetlands near my office park in Bothell. The trees just seemed busier after
rainfall stops.

Just curious.

Keep watching the skies!

Jeremy Schwartz
Lake Forest Park
jschwartz1124 AT gmail DOT com


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