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Been feeding my birds for 22 years near my home...suddenly as of 5 weeks ago NO birds and very few squirrels,Is this weird?

Sister Jean 2012/08/24 22:12:52
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  • SlaveWaterNymph 2012/08/25 19:54:11 (edited)
    yes
    SlaveWaterNymph
    +1
    We've seen 2 dead birds on the side walk while being homeless (sparrows) and seen broken bird eggs... The birds have been losing feathers a lot as we see them everywhere. I believe something is up with the birds... Maybe not getting enough food or catching an illness or something.



    TC
  • Jdogg 2012/08/25 04:55:35
    None of the above
    Jdogg
    +1
    It may have something to do with certain things may be in season right now, and birds do love to eat bugs also.And there's plenty of them around also.
  • Brian Griffin 2012/08/25 01:57:44
    None of the above
    Brian Griffin
    +1
    I'm not sure im not really a bird expert but wherever they went they will return because you have looked after them for 22 years now your kind of like a mum to them
  • Kashee 2012/08/25 01:22:28
    None of the above
    Kashee
    +1
    Possibly it's weather related and a loss of natural food sources in your area
  • kaZappoo 2012/08/24 23:56:16
    None of the above
    kaZappoo
    +1
    it's been theorized that the magnetic bands are shifting and there off course ?
    just a theory !
  • Azazyel's Dragon 2012/08/24 23:56:13
    yes
    Azazyel's Dragon
    +1
    Yes, I would say that's weird...and scary...
  • B@mbi 2012/08/24 23:51:28
    None of the above
    B@mbi
  • Sister ... B@mbi 2012/08/24 23:53:48
    Sister Jean
    thanks
  • Sister ... B@mbi 2012/08/24 23:55:50
    Sister Jean
    nothing there
  • Outta' Here. 2012/08/24 23:42:54
    yes
    Outta' Here.
    +1
    If your cat goes outside, I'd wipe their paws with a wet bath cloth when it comes in.
    You never know.
  • Sister ... Outta' ... 2012/08/24 23:44:47
    Sister Jean
    +1
    Princess never goes out
  • Outta' ... Sister ... 2012/08/24 23:45:49
  • Texas Gal 2012/08/24 23:02:32
    None of the above
    Texas Gal
    +2
    I have noticed that the hummingbirds have been few and far between this year also.
    Maybe they know something we don't. You know how animals can sense things about the weather before it is obvious to us..
  • Scott (o)(o) 2012/08/24 22:58:03
    yes
    Scott (o)(o)
    +1
    the end is near !! ... lol
  • .: LiVi :. 2012/08/24 22:57:39
    yes
    .: LiVi :.
    +1
    Oh you have squirrels! How cute. Has there been any building and new development in your area lately? Because if a lot of trees and habitat are being removed, that could be a reason why they are disappearing. That happened around my area, but gradually the birds and possums came back.
  • Sister ... .: LiVi :. 2012/08/24 23:45:11
  • .: LiVi :. Sister ... 2012/08/24 23:49:53
    .: LiVi :.
    +2
    That is strange. Maybe they have migrated, and sensed a bad change coming? That's all I can think of. I hope they come back.
  • Sister ... .: LiVi :. 2012/08/24 23:50:27
    Sister Jean
    +2
    me too
  • Huki68 2012/08/24 22:54:25
    yes
    Huki68
    +2
    Very, very weird and sad
  • Sister ... Huki68 2012/08/24 23:45:21
  • Transquesta 2012/08/24 22:20:40
    yes
    Transquesta
    +1
    Weird, yes, but remember that local fauna go through periods or cycles of feast/famine. Where I live we'll have almost no squirrels or chipmunks one year, and then be overrun with them the next. Same with birds.

    Just in the case, though, look around to see if any predators have taken up residence in the area. This may explain the absence. Coyotes will run off the squirrels and hawks or owls will run out both.
  • Sister ... Transqu... 2012/08/24 22:22:29
    Sister Jean
    +2
    I will do Thanks
  • being me 2012/08/24 22:20:34
    no
    being me
    +2
    Animals have keen senses and feel what we can not.
  • Transqu... being me 2012/08/24 22:21:27
    Transquesta
    +2
    This is a good fact to keep in mind if you live near fault lines or coastal areas.
  • being me Transqu... 2012/08/24 22:27:03
    being me
    +1
    My grandpa was a rancher and taught me how to watch animals, to predict weather changes.
  • brian.southworth.921 2012/08/24 22:16:33 (edited)
    None of the above
    brian.southworth.921
    +2
    Do you live near a major fault line? I have heard wives tales of animals instinctively knowing things and fleeing. Maybe there was a disease that hit your local population? It's not weird, but something to look into. Ask around, it might peek some scientists interests and they may look into it. Ya never know.
  • Jimbo 2012/08/24 22:14:54
    None of the above
    Jimbo
    +2
    Maybe you need to get a permit to feed the wildlife.
    :-)
  • brian.s... Jimbo 2012/08/24 22:16:54
  • Transqu... Jimbo 2012/08/24 22:22:13
    Transquesta
    +1
    That's it! She doesn't have government permission to feed the animals, and the animals know it! :-)
  • cjd 2012/08/24 22:14:11
    yes
    cjd
    +1
    maybe it's the unusal weather
  • Sister ... cjd 2012/08/24 22:23:33
    Sister Jean
    +1
    we 've had stranger in 22 yrs

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