Mass Audubon recently published this online article regrading winter birds. A very interesting read!
"Northern Cardinals. Blue Jays. American Goldfinches. You expect to see these
birds during the winter. But the American Robin and the Eastern Bluebird? These
fabled harbingers of spring catch many New Englanders off guard this time of
year. After all, shouldn’t they be sunning themselves down south?
Not necessarily. According to Joan Walsh, Mass Audubon’s Director of Bird
Monitoring, many birds that have normally flown south for the winter are
sticking around, possibly due to increasing temperatures and a more readily
available food source (i.e., berries)–a trend that’s been increasing over the
last 40 years. And, in some cases, we humans have contributed to the number of
birds seen this time of year.
Read on to learn about some of the
traditionally migratory species you’re likely to glimpse outside your window
come rain, shine, or snow."
Read the full article here...