Jennifer and I have remarked about no sparrows (except House!) around her brush pile. Last year there were Harris, White-crowned and a few White-throated seen almost every day. We had snow on the ground just a few days in early January, which usually brings in desired sparrows, but none this year—no Tree Sparrows either. Maybe they have had an abundance of seed in the wild after the rains of summer.
 
Jo Ann Eldridge, Kearney, Clay
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Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2015 4:33 PM
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Subject: Re: Sparrows, or lack of!
 
I have seen plenty of White-Throated, some White-crowned, American Tree, And Song. Only one or two Harris and Fox. Not much else. The numbers seem way down even though my birding is up significantly.

Scott Laurent
Kansas City

On Jan 31, 2015, at 2:25 PM, Mike Doyen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Friends and fellow birders.
 
Myself as well as other birders in the greater Rolla area are concerned over the low number of sparrows we are seeing in the Ozarks this winter. There could be many reasons why the numbers are low but most of us think that the weather patterns and warmer weather north of us has impacted migration.
 
We have absolutely no scientific proof for this hypothesis but the low number of sparrows is alarming. Any thoughts?
 
Respectfully yours in bird conservation.
 
Mike Doyen
Rolla, MO
 
 
 
 

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