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9 hours ago, DrBob said:

I remember here in CT  we'd call each other when one of us saw the first Robin of the year.  Usually mid to late February.  Now we see them all winter.

vultures are the "new" robin,they still leave and come back just before spring

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14 mins ago, slip n slide said:

vultures are the "new" robin,they still leave and come back just before spring

I heard turkey vultures migrate to South America. Is that true?

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1 hour ago, bob_G said:

I heard turkey vultures migrate to South America. Is that true?

perhaps at one time some portion of them did but if you drive far enough south in any given winter these days you'll see them

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On 1/17/2021 at 3:11 PM, Plug and teaser said:

Even here in Western Ma. at about 1000 ft.  Robins and Blue Birds can always be seen all winter..... in good numbers if your looking.

 

Down In the Ct. river valley, Red-winged Blackbirds are very common all winter too. We saw several yesterday.

 

 

Did not know redwing blackbirds winter up here’. Thought they flew south! 

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2 hours ago, bob_G said:

I heard turkey vultures migrate to South America. Is that true?

We had one circling the bog today Peace and Prayers

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Not to get off topic...  Turkey Vultures are no longer apparent in CT.  They've been pushed out by Black Vultures, another species originally from farther south.

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1 hour ago, bassturds said:

Did not know redwing blackbirds winter up here’. Thought they flew south! 

Some do winter over, mostly along the Ct. river. :th:

Most do migrate, but there are always some around.

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3 hours ago, DrBob said:

Not to get off topic...  Turkey Vultures are no longer apparent in CT.  They've been pushed out by Black Vultures, another species originally from farther south.

Ok, I knew some of these birds were different.  In Bourne we've always had a few turkey vultures around.  The last few years I noticed a difference.  

The normally reclusive vultures were suddenly more tolerate of man.  Landing on beaches with swimmers nearby. Roosting in neighborhoods.  But their plumage was different. Much darker.    Now I know, two different birds.

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11 hours ago, Plug and teaser said:

Some do winter over, mostly along the Ct. river. :th:

Most do migrate, but there are always some around.

Mostly gonzo in the winter here in Hopkinton. But what i have noticed over the past 15 yrs is they are showing up in numbers earlier and earlier, often in late winter. 

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First Redwings blackbirds of year showed up a couple days ago. I too have recently  been seeing lots of Robins. Still have plenty of 

Doves, Pigeons, Blue Jay's and a few Cardinals. Plenty of lil guys too, not as many woodpeckers as usual though. In Marshfield 

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17 hours ago, bob_G said:

I heard turkey vultures migrate to South America. Is that true?

Most of vultures don't go past South Jersey l think it or State bird, l see them all day long riding the air currents, when l first moved from Brooklyn to NJ l said wow a lot of eagle's around here, a guy said there not eagle's there our politician keeping an eye on us.

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1 min ago, LB said:

Most of vultures don't go past South Jersey l think it or State bird, l see them all day long riding the air currents, when l first moved from Brooklyn to NJ l said wow a lot of eagle's around here, a guy said there not eagle's there our politician keeping an eye on us.

I think the NJ state bird is the house fly.

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11 hours ago, bob_G said:

Ok, I knew some of these birds were different.  In Bourne we've always had a few turkey vultures around.  The last few years I noticed a difference.  

The normally reclusive vultures were suddenly more tolerate of man.  Landing on beaches with swimmers nearby. Roosting in neighborhoods.  But their plumage was different. Much darker.    Now I know, two different birds.

Black vultures are much more human tolerant than TV.

Down south they act like sea gulls, hanging around people and raiding dumpsters. 

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Just now, mikez2 said:

Black vultures are much more human tolerant than TV.

Down south they act like sea gulls, hanging around people and raiding dumpsters. 

Yup, you described them we'll.

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8 hours ago, bob_G said:

I think the NJ state bird is the house fly.

I was going to say pink flamingo...the plastic kind. :p

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