it snowed last night – a good 4 inches of the fluffy white stuff! We’re getting there, earlier this week we had 2-3″ and it hasn’t melted.
Located in Britt, 15-20 miles N of Virginia. Have black SF seeds, millett, and a deer carcass in the trees for suet. Have seen only an occasional Pine Grossbeak, one or two wood peckers, and a few Canadian Jays. No Bluejays or other large birds. Have many chickadees, goldfinches, and an occasional nuthatch. Is it my area or an unusual year?
Other years the bluejays were even chasing the squirrels away!
This is an odd year for sure. I’ve started hearing many comments about the lack of birds this winter. I think it may have to do with our mild weather that we have had so far. The birds that migrate from Canada to our area for the winter may be staying up north until we really have an arctic blast of cold weather. There may be sufficient natural food available and the birds may not be coming into the feeders yet. It’s a mystery, but it’s not just northern Minnesota – I’ve heard the same comments from southern MN.
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