We are experiencing the same small number of feeder birds as Glenn reports.
I would also guess we have about 20% of our usual number of feeder birds.
Has this been discussed here recently? If so, I apologize that I missed it.
Is it possible that West Nile Virus is affecting our feeder birds? I know
that at the Finger Lakes Raptor Center in Lodi there have been many, many
raptors afflicted with WNV. I keep wondering if it affecting our songbirds,
woodpeckers, crows, etc. A quick Google search brought me to this article.
Indeed, we do have our usual chickadee flock, but even our usually high
numbers of Juncos are scarce this winter.
If it is WNV, what should we be doing with our feeding stations?
West shore, Cayuga Lake
On Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 9:06 AM, Glenn Wilson <wil...@stny.rr.com> wrote:
> We have 3 Chickadees, 2 Hairy Woodpeckers, 1 Tufted Titmouse, 2 Cardinals,
> and 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker. This is about 20% of normal. I find it hard
> to believe the extra food available in the Wild is causing this.
> Glenn Wilson
> Endicott, NY
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