Throwing my two cents into this vicissitudinous thread...I just wrapped up a correspondence with a woman in Maryland who was distraught several weeks ago because her usual 50-hummingbird station was only getting two birds. Yesterday she wrote to say she now had 40+, but the arrival of the bulk of them was nearly *one month* later than usual.
eBird line graphs bear out similar trends -- because so many people ask about hummer numbers in particular, I've been following the frequency and abundance figures for several states (NY, MA, NJ) and while numbers were measurably lower then than the average of the previous four years early on in the season, in the past few weeks that has shifted and the counts for the mid-June weeks seem to be much more in line with previous years. With hummers in particular, I think some people leave each season with the memory of numbers and frequency based on the late summer, when the number of birds tends to double or triple, then they get disappointed when the pre-breeding numbers are not at that same level. Marc On Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 8:45 AM, Richard Tkachuck <rictkal...@gmail.com> wrote: > We have 3 nest boxes in my yard with tree swallows. > Richard Tkachuck > > On Jun 18, 2017 9:48 AM, "Glenn Wilson" <wil...@stny.rr.com> wrote: > > In Union Center (Endicott), do not have any Tree Swallows that I know of. > > BUT the Spring Street feeders are very active with Rose-Breasted > Grosbeaks, Cardinals, Juncos with young, White and Red breasted Nuthatches, > Mourning Doves, at least two Hummingbirds, one pair of nesting Bluebirds, > two nests of Prairie Warblers, calling Ovenbirds and Towhees, and a very > vocal Phoebe. Can't forget Purple Finches, nesting House Finches, and two > active House Wren nests > > Other than Tree Swallows, I would say this location is pretty normal. No > Great Blue or Green Herons after the goldfish yet but no doubt they will > come. > > Glenn Wilson > Endicott, NY > www.WilsonsWarbler.com > > -- > > Cayugabirds-L List Info: > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm > > ARCHIVES: > 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html > 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds > 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html > > Please submit your observations to eBird: > http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ > > -- > > > -- > *Cayugabirds-L List Info:* > Welcome and Basics <http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> > Rules and Information <http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> > Subscribe, Configuration and Leave > <http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> > *Archives:* > The Mail Archive > <http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html> > Surfbirds <http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> > BirdingOnThe.Net <http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> > *Please submit your observations to eBird > <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>!* > -- > -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --