We still have plenty of hummers on the feeders and at the red bergamot (bee balm). There are also LOTS on the shores of Seneca lake, just north of Lodi.
Draft Gratitude is an all volunteer organization dedicated to saving the lives of draft horses that were bound for slaughter, victims of neglect or abuse, or whose owners are unable to provide for their needs. Learn more at Draft Gratitude <https://www.draftgratitude.com/> On Mon, Sep 3, 2018 at 1:27 PM John and Fritzie Blizzard < job121...@verizon.net> wrote: > On 26 Aug. 2018 I saw the last male hummingbird. 28 Aug. I saw the last > female at my feeders. As I stood watching the goldfinches & nuthatch in > the crab apple tree outside my window, I realized that for more than a > wk., I hadn't see *ANY* of the 25-30 (English), predominately male, > house sparrows that have been here since before last winter. Not one. May > they not return! They killed too many tree swallows & bluebirds. The > chipping sparrow(s), not unexpectedly, are also gone. > > I am pleased to see many different butterflies & many, many more monarchs > than I have seen in years. Must be my imagination but the monarchs seem > larger than in the last few yrs.. They visit my cosmos more than any other > flowers in my flower bed. > > We're still seeing occasional young ospreys as we're out along Rte. 90. A > few T. vultures that roost down in the village are still here. > > My thrill was being outside early last wk. to see 6 chimney swifts go down > into the tall chimney of the girl's dorm at the US Academy. I hadn't been > able to be outside in the evening to see them & indeed, thought repairs to > the chimney last fall may have included covering the chimney with screen. > > Fritzie B. > > Union Springs > > > -- > *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/ --