[Tweeters] Bird Activity After the Rain?

Hans-Joachim Feddern thefedderns at gmail.com
Fri Oct 20 20:11:58 PDT 2017


They are coming out to feed, after taken cover from the rain and making up
for lost time! I have the same experience in our yard i.e. this morning.

Hans Feddern

On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 2:04 PM, Rick Tyler <rhtyler at gmail.com> wrote:


> It's what got me started birding. Right after a long, heavy rainfall, my

> front yard exploded with all these birds I'd never noticed before. A month

> later I had several feeders, two new pairs of binoculars, and a little book

> called "The Birds of Puget Sound." It's only gotten worse since then.

>

> Rick Tyler

>

> On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 1:38 PM, Jeremy Schwartz <jschwartz1124 at gmail.com>

> wrote:

>

>> 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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