Where are the Finches?

female Pine Grosbeak?

This winter has seen an obvious lack of winter finches like the Pine Grosbeak that usually invade our northern bird feeders this time of year.

The main reason being that there is a hardy crop of cones and berries up north in Canada. The finches will follow the abundant seed crops until they are depleted, then they will descend on the bird feeders.

Here is a link to the Winter Finch Forecast 2019-2020: http://www.jeaniron.ca/2019/wff19.htm


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