Seeing these impressive numbers I decided to look at Worcester Counties highest count in one day.
Which would go to Tom in 1993 (Athol Christmas Bird Count?), with a total of 78 so it will be interesting to see what we are getting numbers wise for our CBC's this year and as we all know Red-breasted Nuthatches are welcome birds to get for this event!
The other bird that has a potential for irruption this year are the Red Crossbills and many of us in Worcester County have been fortunate enough to see this bird the past couple of weeks so I decided to look at that in more detail as well.
So there you have it folks! While I'm very excited to see these birds venturing further south than they usually do, I have to admit it has me worried because it's most likely due to crop failure further north which can have a severe impact on our feathered friends and hoping they find food wherever they venture to. It will be interesting to see if other birds decide to join the Red-breasted Nuthatches and Red Crossbills and am looking forward to the Boreal Bird Forecast scheduled to come out this fall.
Take care all.