I have been looking for more info on the birds that seem to be falling from the sky. If you have not heard about it yet . . . New Year’s Eve a few thousand birds were found dead in central Arkansas. It has been believed that around 4-5 thousand Red-winged Blackbirds had fallen from the sky and died from some kind of trauma. First reports seemed to state it was caused by hail or fireworks. Now another 500 birds have also been found dead along roads in the state of Louisiana only 300 miles south of the Arkansas area. Scientists are now stumped as to what the cause of these birds’ deaths and not even sure if these two instances are related or not. (more…)
By: Pat Coate
From time to time we will see parents and fledglings coming to the feeder. It is always fun to watch their interactions and see the maternal/paternal instincts in action. The young ones are quite demanding and seem to unmercifully beg for food from the parent. In these two cases, the parents were accomodating.