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  •  Are you seeing big flocks of robins? (7+ / 0-)

    The first wave came through the week of Dec 18, when I counted over 150 at one of the count locations. Numbers settled back to the usual 2-10/location for about a month and have begun to spike again. Last week at the wetland I couldn't even get an accurate count, in part because every tree seemed to be full of them, and in part because few of them sat still for very long.  Mass confusion.

    Still not much rain here, though the pavement is wet now.

    I came for the politics and stayed for the science.

    by bwren on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 01:05:11 PM PST

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    •  No flocks, just one or two at a time. So far. (5+ / 0-)

      According to the UW radar map http://www.atmos.washington.edu/...
      the rain is coming straight in from the west, so you folks and Kitsap peninsula are in the rainshadow today.

    •  We've got Robins in our yard year round. They've (5+ / 0-)

      doubled or tripled in numbers lately, because of the precipitation, I suppose.  

      We also have [year-round] resident Cardinals and Jays.  And, it appears that we have a new addition at the suet feeder for the past three days--a baby Red-Bellied Woodpecker.  [Haven't seen adults around, so guess he's "on his own."]  

      Daily, we have plenty of Mourning and Ground Doves, small to medium black birds, and bunches of Sparrows.

      Still got three "rabbit friends," although they are mainly visible this winter very late at night.

      Found a pretty good wild bird seed at Tractor Supply a couple of weeks ago.  Has five ingredients, including cracked corn which is a must because our Jays, our rabbits, the squirrels, and many different birds seem to like it better than just plain seed (with no grains).  Found one type of seed that had no corn, just wheat.  But it didn't 'go over very big.'

      I believe that our menagerie is a little bit spoiled.

      Our Cardinals and  Jays stopped in for early feeding this morning, but only briefly.  I was pushed to get Bailey out, so I delayed getting the bread out until mid-morning.

      And, by George, when I did get it out, they were "Johnny-on-the-Spot," and stayed for at least 20 minutes, LOL!

      Actually, it warms the heart to see them 'pleased' with their vittles.  

      Mollie

      “If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson

      by musiccitymollie on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 07:48:00 PM PST

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