Mudcat Café message #2542051 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #117366   Message #2542051
Posted By: maeve
18-Jan-09 - 07:24 AM
Thread Name: BS: Birdwatching 2009
Subject: RE: BS: Birdwatching 2009
Regarding gulls inland- Adrien, we watch for the earthworm-hunting gulls that fly the 13 miles inland to our farm, because that tells us how severe the storms are offshore.

And gnu- The 'Dees we watch here tend to roam about in shifting bands of chickadees, nuthatches, brown creepers, and titmice (occasionally kinglets). The 'Dee flocklets gather together at times, and thus the enormous numbers you mention. Having said that, birders here in Maine are seeing many more this year than usual. Guess it's the Year of the Chickadee in our part of the world from NB to NH.