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Originally posted by cornblossom
reply to post by questioningall
I live in northern Kentucky, and prior to reading this thread, my husband and I were just talking about not seeing the birds come to our feeder recently. It can't be that we're just missing seeing them because the seed level in the feeder has been the same for the past several weeks.
It kind of strikes me as odd because when the temperatures get colder, as they are now, the cardinals normally visit the feeder more frequently...not less.
I'm not sure if it might be related to your topic or not, but I thought I'd share the information with you since you were asking if we noticed any unusual animal behavior.
Originally posted by Fiverz
I live in the southern suburbs of Chicago, a pretty rural area, and just saw a couple things today that were strange.
Not really a lack of wildlife, rather more than usual.
First I saw not one but FOUR pairs of Cardinals eating seeds off some brush at the edge of our property. This is strange because I know there is ONE pair that lives in the area, but I have never in 18 years of living here seen more than one pair at a time. Could be coincidence I guess.
But then I looked out into the field behind our house. And I saw two coyotes. Not uncommon, I've heard them howl some nights as there are a couple of tree patches perfect for a den in the field. What was strange was that it snowed last night, there were no clouds and it was bright white snow ... and the coyotes were just kinda standing around looking at each other, then walked with no sense of urgency from one treeline to the next.
Again, in 18 years I have never seen any coyote in daylight in this field, aside from one sprinting out of the brush when some jackass with an ATV ran into it.
Our subdivision stopped construction 12 years ago and there has been no other development near the field, so I've ruled that out. Could be just more animals moving in from other areas, but when I watched them I couldn't help shake the feeling that both the cardinals and coyotes were fleeing northward ...