Snow has set us back, here in NH…

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    nhhawk6
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    We were doing great: warm days and nights, no snow on the ground, both nestboxes claimed with first month’s, last month’s, and security deposits paid… then the snow flies again… temps back down into the single digits, cold winds of 40 mph. Understandably, interest in the nestboxes is now zero, and with a foot of snow in the forecast, I think we are on indefinite hold here in NH. I know the blues don’t care, and they take it all in stride, but I was ready for the season to begin. I am new to all of this, but let’s go, already, Mother Nature!! I’ve got dozens of bluebirds, waiting for the game to start!

    Randy
    Bedford, New Hampshire

    #3248
    dogsandbirds
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    Better for the cold to come now than after eggs are laid. I think almost anybody can have snow in March, even down here in the south. We had one of our worst ones in the middle of this month about 20 years ago. We got almost a foot–a blizzard by our standards!

    Gin
    Atlanta, GA

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    nhhawk6
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    Agreed, Gin; better now than later. It’s actually common for us to get snow in April, let alone March. I’m simply not a fan of it in either month. Looking forward to Spring projects and nesting season, that’s all… I’ll be patient.

    Randy
    Bedford, New Hampshire

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    Dana
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    I feel the same as you Randy! We are suppose to get possibly a foot of snow here in southern PA in the next few days. I’ve stocked up on mealworms. But I agree it’s a setback. I’ve been watching some “blues” going in and out of my nestbox inspecting it the other day when it was nearly 70 degrees. I can’t wait until nestbuilding begins. But like Gin said better for this bad weather to happen now then after eggs are laid. Still, I just want it to hurry up and get over with. I am more than ready for Spring and enjoying the “blues” in my backyard!

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    nhhawk6
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    Same storm in our forecast, Dana. 1-2 feet expected on Tuesday. Plan to just reload the feeding station with my flock’s favorite “crumble”, and help them ride out the next week of inclement weather.

    Randy
    Bedford, New Hampshire

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    tamsea
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    Snow here today. And gackles and starlings are devouring my seed and my suet. Grr.

    Tammy

    #3266
    nhhawk6
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    I never bring feeders or nestboxes inside, however, everything I own has been taken in, for this storm. It is a mess outside. Dug out with the Kubota @8:00AM; another foot has fallen since. Winds gusting to 45mph. Lucky the bare poles are still standing…

    Randy
    Bedford, New Hampshire

    #3286
    tamsea
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    Wow….that’s quite a storm. We had really scary winds here but we haven’t gotten much snow – just a few inches and now it’s mostly gone.

    Tammy

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    Countrygirl
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    ahhh and same here in Ontario! It was getting nice… and then WHAMO… freezing rain, snow.. sleet. BULL$h*t really. The only thing in my boxes thus far has been HOSPs and I’m on high alert.
    prepared for ornithological warfare so to speak LOL

    #3430
    nhhawk6
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    Snowing now. 12″ by tomorrow morning. Miserable.

    Randy
    Bedford, New Hampshire

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    tamsea
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    Not snowing here…but cold! Enough already!

    Tammy

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