What happened? Where are they?30 or more years ago they were everywhere in N.B. Used to see them every day in the woods.They would come by almost as if to say hello. Since they nest in the winter,…Continue
Living on the Edge: The Life of a Turkey Vulture. Judged by their appearance and what they eat, turkey vultures get a bad rap from almost everyone. However, they are very interesting birds - resourceful, highly intelligent yet very passive. They’ve become one of Jim Wilson’s favourite birds and he’ll do his best to convince you too.See More
"So I gather thistle seeds only work in the summer. Not a bird goes near the thistle feeder, not
even chickadees. They go to the regular feeders with the blue-jays. I guess I will take it down
for the winter."
"Did not know cardinals were here this time of year? I guess the name should tip me off. What seeds do they prefer besides sunflower? I have thistle seeds in one feeder but nothing will go near it now. Some in summertime.
Seen cardinals in St.…"
"It is somewhat re-assuring that people are seeing some as they write in about it. I still feel from all
the comments that something has changed over the years. As much as I am around the forest and on my
woodlot in Charlotte county I have…"
"I see them on the Kingston Peninsula at my inlaws, though they are not in big numbers. I find that its a habitat thing, and you don't see them as much in areas where there are a lot of houses, more like out in the woods. …"
"During the last week of deer season, 16 - 22 NOV 2015, we were in the Lynnfield, NB area, approximately 30 km north of St Stephen, Charlotte County. I saw Gray Jays every day. We were in the same area every day, so I don't know if…"
"Bev, the species nests in Feb./march so they probably left to locate and claim a nesting area. Possibly the reason you saw 3 is that in spring, the strongest offspring chases it's siblings from the territory. This one stays with the parents but…"
"I have Grey Jays-usually 3-that feed on my peanut butter suet mix each fall, but they leave by mid December. I live outside of Moncton. I think when they first found my feeders they stayed until January, so not sure why they leave…"
"It is good there are still some around from reading on this site.
Seems strange I do not see any in York,Sunbury or Charlotte.
I still think there numbers have decreased for whatever reasons.These counties had heavy clear cutting
over the years like…"