Bird feed­ers pop­u­lar this win­ter

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM -

Many bird lovers have no­ticed an in­crease in traf­fic at their bird feed­ers over the win­ter. Ac­cord­ing to lo­cal bird ex­pert and au­thor of over twenty books on the sub­ject, An­dré Dion, the rea­son for the large num­ber of birds feed­ing at feed­ers is prob­a­bly a re­sult of the amount of snow in the re­gion, deep enough to cover many food sources. Mr. Dion’s wife France, also a bird ex­pert, is presently do­ing a study on Com­mon Red­polls be­cause they have been con­spic­u­ously ab­sent this win­ter from our area.

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