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Of the 25-30 juncos at the feeders today, I've had 2-3 that are also Hell-bent on clinging to a niger sock!  This is despite the fact I've swept the snow clean on three large areas of grass, and liberally sprinkled with fresh niger.  The numbers of juncos is unusually high for my yard, though we're down one after the last pass by the Cooper's Hawk.

The snow hasn't frightened off the Winter Wren or the 3 White-throated Sparrows.

Chris Hobbs
Shawnee, KS
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----- Original Message -----
From: Tommie Rogers <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Saturday, December 15, 2007 3:17 pm
Subject: Surviving Snow and Ice

> This weather has caused a Dark-eyed Junco to perch on a tube 
> feeder here and 
> eat thistle.  This is a behavior I have never seen by a Junco.  
> Most of the 
> Juncos are feeding on the ground under my car.  The grass is still 
> exposed 
> under the car because I haven't moved it during the past week so 
> it has 
> provided a good shelter for the bird seed.
> In the snow storm this morning there was a flock of Lapland 
> Longspurs 
> feeding along the roadside.
> Tommie Rogers
> Rock Port, MO
> Atchison county
> 
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