I haven’t see any new species, but there has been a sharp up-tick in number of Chickadees and a drop in the number of Goldfinches. This is probably because while I was gone the Goldfinches emptied the sock feeders of their favorite nyger seed and they remained empty.
And they will will remain empty until I get some more!
The number if Mourning Doves is growing as well.
Nevertheless, the Z-CAM shows that some finches are still around… and eating.
In the daytime hours you can usually see activity at the feeders. I vary the cameras from time to time.
The Chickadees have been plentiful, which is always a delight.
They have also changed their songs a bit. I noticed before my penultimate trip that they were still pretty competitive and using their "alarm" or "aggressive" call. Now I am hear more and more their that sing-song call they seem to use for other communication.
I am able to imitate it pretty well and, yesterday, with a few minutes I had half a dozen curious Chickadees within about 20 feet trying to figure out what was going on. They would zip right up to me and then blaze away in little relays.
They are still flocking with the Nuthatches, of course.
I got a flyer in the mail from the bird store I usually go to stating that there is at present a good sale in course for feed. This would be a good time to stock up for a couple months.
Since I feed the birds by your donations, I will make an appeal on their behalf and mine.