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In Like A Lion
« on: March 03, 2014, 03:00:02 PM »
This year, March is coming in like a Lion.  we've had lots of snow every day in March, and while it was supposed to taper off today, its coming down at over two inches a hour.
 
Redwing blackbirds showed up a couple of weeks ago, about two weeks after the Robins.  They have been dining at our feeder and tend to get a lot hungrier when its snowing.  I snapped a photo out the front window after running my tractor to plow snow.   we have another two inches less than a hour later, and its still coming down heavily.
 

 
 
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In Like A Lion
« on: March 03, 2014, 03:00:02 PM »

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Re: In Like A Lion
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2014, 12:42:55 AM »
Not bad Mt Spokane.  I too await the migration, especially the robins.  Haven't seen any here yet.

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Re: In Like A Lion
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2014, 08:48:06 AM »
Man, Lions in the wild look a lot different than ones in the zoo.  :o

Haven't seen many birds in CT yet; we have a mess of Blue Jays where I am during the summer.
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Re: In Like A Lion
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2014, 03:02:34 PM »
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Haven't seen many birds in CT yet; we have a mess of Blue Jays where I am during the summer.

All I see is more and more deer foraging my CT backyard.  The deer herd started with 4 early last year, then 6, then 8, and now as many as 12.

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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2014, 03:34:07 PM »
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Haven't seen many birds in CT yet; we have a mess of Blue Jays where I am during the summer.

All I see is more and more deer foraging my CT backyard.  The deer herd started with 4 early last year, then 6, then 8, and now as many as 12.

Yep. I HATE living in city limits . . . nuisance permit = food.  ;D
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Re: In Like A Lion
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2014, 07:31:04 PM »
I'm surprised that others living South of us in Ct haven't seen them migrating yet.  Maybe East Coast Birds are smarter :)   We live North of Spokane, Wa  about 47 degrees 56 minutes Latitude, well North of CT

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Re: In Like A Lion
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2014, 05:55:32 AM »
I'm surprised that others living South of us in Ct haven't seen them migrating yet.  Maybe East Coast Birds are smarter :)   We live North of Spokane, Wa  about 47 degrees 56 minutes Latitude, well North of CT

I heard a "bird expert" on talk radio recently say that between 1-5% of robins don't migrate, they just stay all year.
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Re: In Like A Lion
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2014, 05:55:32 AM »

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Re: In Like A Lion
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2014, 03:07:00 PM »
Not bad Mt Spokane.  I too await the migration, especially the robins.  Haven't seen any here yet.

I had a lot of robins come through my place last couple of weeks.  I'm in central Texas so they are on their way north.
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Re: In Like A Lion
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2014, 09:43:59 PM »
I'm surprised that others living South of us in Ct haven't seen them migrating yet.  Maybe East Coast Birds are smarter :)   We live North of Spokane, Wa  about 47 degrees 56 minutes Latitude, well North of CT

I heard a "bird expert" on talk radio recently say that between 1-5% of robins don't migrate, they just stay all year.

That really depends on the location.  Around here, they have been arriving in big flocks, I saw one with 40 or so birds last week.

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Re: In Like A Lion
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2014, 06:55:18 AM »
Not bad Mt Spokane.  I too await the migration, especially the robins.  Haven't seen any here yet.

I had a lot of robins come through my place last couple of weeks.  I'm in central Texas so they are on their way north.

I saw one lone robin here three days ago.  I think the colder winter has delayed the migration.

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Re: In Like A Lion
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2014, 06:55:18 AM »