Midwest Bird Migration Reports forum: Juncos are back

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Imagechickadee
Nov 12, 2010 5:36 PM CST
Name: Kay
Lincoln, Nebraska
Well, a sure sign of winter. Our little cold weather friends are back! Saw my first Juncos this morning. I love them, even if it does mean the season is changing...
Imagebillyporter
Nov 28, 2010 2:17 PM CST
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa
Juncos have been here a while and they make me smile. The cardinals are more visible and geese are flying from farm pond to farm pond.

I don't set food out till it snows. We have so many thistles and other seeds in the ditches that they need to eat first, but I have two shiny bins from ''Blaine's Farm and Fleet,'' full of seed.

I need to get chunky peanut butter so I can get the suet blocks made.
A small town has no secrets except itself
Imagebillyporter
Dec 12, 2010 7:43 AM CST
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa
I've set the feeders and squirrel corn out and totally forgot to mix up the suet feeder blocks. There's time, but I need to get it done!

I have many many Eurasian Tree Sparrows, a few House/Purple Finches, a couple Juncos, a Cardinal and a Blue Jay trying to eat this early morn.

I took this the other day before we got our inch of snow ''blizzarding'' this morning. The snow is done and the wind has died down now.

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Imagechickadee
Dec 12, 2010 11:11 AM CST
Name: Kay
Lincoln, Nebraska
Wow! You realy had a crowd there! They must've known that storm was coming!
Glad your blizzard is over, we dodged the worst of it here. It was terribly windy yesterday, and snowed all day, but the wind sort of blew most of the snow away. Sunny today, and still pretty cold.
The Cardinals, Goldfinches , Nuthatches, Chickadees, Mourning Doves, and Sparrows are here feeding. Juncos are on the ground with a few Robins, pecking at seeds and berries.
Imagebillyporter
Dec 12, 2010 2:32 PM CST
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa
Hi Kay, this feeder is all sunflower seeds and I have sunflower and niger out back. The feeders in the back yard looked as crowded as this one. I'm happy to feed them.

Our snow was the same, hey, maybe it was your snow blowing thru! We barely have an inch all told. I don't mind dodging it either.

Our wind din't die down after all. And it got colder. I made a suet block and the starlings found it as soon as I came in. How do they do that? Luckily the wind was too strong and they gave up.

Wow, you have winter robins! Are you near a timber?
A small town has no secrets except itself
Imagechickadee
Dec 13, 2010 12:22 PM CST
Name: Kay
Lincoln, Nebraska
It is COLD here too! Ha! I'll bet you did get the snow blown from here! Rolling on the floor laughing
The Robins seem to stick around here more often now. I sure don't know why, it's cold! They may decide to head south after this last blast of Arctic air, but today, they are enjoying crabapples that have fallen on the ground.
Imagebillyporter
Dec 13, 2010 12:31 PM CST
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa
Enjoy them while you have them. I'd love to see one here, but then I would worry about it being cold, LOL!

I guess we can have them winter over around here too, but I've never seen any, even when we ride around in the country. I wish I had room for all the shrubs with berries the birds like. At least my neighbor does, so the birds can eat at her place.

I have a little Sparrow Hawk do a fly over once in a while.

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Imagebillyporter
Jul 19, 2011 1:57 PM CST
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa
I have a new bird this year. I've never seen him before. Since he returned to the branch after each swoop, I zoomed in and caught both of them!

An Eastern Kingbird!

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