If memory serves it was a tough winter in the Southeastern states with freezes 
It may be that this species and other continental wintering species took a hit 
that has been exasperated by this springs monsoons in the Northeastern States

Birds rise above it all

> On Jul 3, 2019, at 11:31, MB Warburton <msmarybeth.warbur...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hello Tom
> I live in Potsdam, St. Lawrence County and I have a large swamp on my land 
> and I am sorry to say I have noticed a lack of Kingfishers on my property, as 
> well as at other locations where I look for them each year.  St.Lawrence 
> County has numerous wetland areas that I frequently visit to look for birds 
> and it seems the Kingfishers are missing.  I noticed a drop in them last year 
> too but I cannot say I have any idea as to why, it is one of my favorite 
> birds.
> 
> Mary Beth Warburton
> Potsdam, NY
> 
> On Jul 3, 2019, at 11:12 AM, Thomas Rhindress <trhindre...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> To the group, especially my fellow Upstaters,
> 
> I live in Ulster County, with approximately 1000 feet of frontage along 
> Roundout Creek. During the summers of 2017 and 2018, I would see/hear 
> kingfishers daily. 
> This summer I have observed them 2 or 3 times. 
> 
>  Are others seeing a similar lack of kingfishers?
> 
>  We had way above average rain from August to early October last year. 
> Wondering if this may have had negative impact on prey availability, or on 
> last year's nest success.  
> 
> Thanks for any input,  Tom Rhindress 
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