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Re: fat birdies

When I lived in Wisconsin the robins migrated south.  Now I live in Central
Virginia, and I think some do, but not all.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 7:31 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] fat birdies

> Do robins fly South for the winter? We still have them, but y'all never
> mention them up North. We also get the goldfinches in winter duds. But
> they go back North in summer. I've seen them up in Claremore - very
> pretty in their summer/mating plumage.
> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date:  Wed, 22 Jan 2003 22:37:08 EST
> >In a message dated 01/22/2003 6:53:59 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> >gardenqueen@gbronline.com writes:
> >
> >> How do y'all up North keep your biries going in such abominable cold??
> >> curious.....
> >>
> >>
> >
> >Always put seed out the night before so they will have something first
> >in the morning if we should happen to sleep late (doesn't often happen.)
> >feed only sunflower hearts, which all sorts of birds seem quite happy
> >We also hang wire cages of a suet-peanut mix purchased from Duncraft, or
> >own peanutbutter-oatmeal-sunflower seed mix, which is their very
> >We have to bring my home-made mix in when the @#$$%^ starlings arrive,
> >because they can finish a cake of it in minutes.
> >I worry about our birds in this cold - it's 8 degrees here right now and
> >windy the wind-chill must be 15 below - but the number of birds seems to
> >increase rather than decrease.  I counted 7 tufted titmice visible at one
> >time this morning, in addition to five downy woodpeckers, several
> >and a couple of nuthatches.  We also have cardinals, blue jays, Carolina
> >wrens, a regular flock of about 15 doves, red-bellied woodpeckers.
> >white-throated sparrows, goldfinches and a few either purple or house
> >(I'm not sure which) and one rufous-sided towhee who has been around all
> >winter and visits the feeder regularly.  This is the first year I have
> >him in the winter - usually just  in the spring.These are the regulars.
> >Others stray in from time to time - saw a red-tailed hawk sitting in a
> >the other day, but he flew away without doing any damage.  There is a
> >flock of crows that are based near here and come by a few times each
day -
> >and then those plagued starlings.  I keep telling myself that they're
> >creatures too, and need something to eat just as much as the others, but
> >they're so greedy and noisy.
> >Stay warm.  Auralie - Westchester County, NY - Z5
> >
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> Kemp TX/zone 8A
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