Thursday, March 13, 2014

Farewell, Sweet Friends

Where have the Red-breasted Nuthatches gone? On Monday, March 10th, the entire flock pulled out. ??? This is a very, very strange occurrence as I have carefully tracked these wonderful little avians since 2009.  Each successive year their spring migration pattern has gotten later and later—a  fact I attributed to the plentifulness of their favorite food stuff—peanuts—here at Bon Bon Pond.  For the past two years, their northerly fly-out date was mid-May.  Why would they leave two months early?  I can’t say for certain, but I can wholeheartedly declare their presence is sorely  missed.  The Red-breasted Nuthatches are my favorite bird.  Their warmth, humor and engaging personalities bring me much joy, and when they are gone, leave a void in my heart.  Yet another loss in the winter of my discontent.

MIA--my beloved friends

1 comment:

  1. I'm so sorry to hear your little friends are gone, hopefully temporarily. Two winters ago, we had so many of them. They were such darlings. But last winter, we only had a few. I put out as much food as I always do. Don't know where they went.


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