I have noticed a dramatic drop in the squirrel population and feeder birds SW shore Cayuga Lake in the past two months. I like to photograph squirrels so I noticed. Saw one lactating female about two weeks ago, and that's it. Up until a couple months ago I also had flying squirrels visiting every night, now nothing. There's a bonanza acorn crop, so maybe the squirrels don't need to raid my place this year. Tube feeder stays full days longer than it used to. Blue Jays used to show up whenever I tossed out some seeds on my deck. Now the seeds sit there uneaten. I do have woodpeckers and Mourning Doves around the yard, and a few chipmunks.
Elaina Sent from my iPhone On Oct 18, 2017, at 12:47 PM, Barbara B. Eden <b...@cornell.edu<mailto:b...@cornell.edu>> wrote: For the past 2 months the resident birds that I daily feed have dropped in population This is the first time this has happened and even those pesky squirrels have left I live in Cayuga Heights and my backyard is a bird friendly habitat Any thoughts would be appreciated Thanks Barbara Eden Sent using OWA for iPhone -- 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://email@example.com/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://firstname.lastname@example.org/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/ --