[Tweeters] Birds and Smoke

Philip Dickinson pdickins at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 08:46:00 PDT 2018

On Tuesday, there seemed to be a significant decline in activity during our Pilchuck Audubon outing to the Darrington area. On the other hand, the feeder activity was about the same when I returned home: lots of finches, chickadees, plus Bushtits that I have not seen in the yard in months.

Phil Dickinson
Lake Stevens

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> On Aug 22, 2018, at 8:32 AM, <wallydavis3 at gmail.com> <wallydavis3 at gmail.com> wrote:


> Except for hummingbirds and woodpeckers, my feeders have been almost empty of birds for the last few days: chickadees, goldfinches, song sparrows, Steller’s jays, towhees, etc.


> Wally Davis

> Snohomish


> From: Tweeters <tweeters-bounces at mailman11.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Joan Miller

> Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 7:56 AM

> To: tweeters at u.washington.edu

> Subject: [Tweeters] Birds and Smoke


> So, it's not my imagination! Others have noticed as well that the birds are just not around like usual. I still have a Black-Headed Grosbeak coming to my feeders and a sudden influx of House Finches. But it's definitely quieter and I rarely see birds in the air. Eerie absence of crows.


> I look forward to their return!


> Joan Miller

> West Seattle

> jemskink at gmail dot com

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