I haven't seen birds at my feeders in well over a month, I'm starting to panic! I haven't been in this house but for a few months, so I don't know this area, (I now live in Paris, Texas) I did live in Irving, Texas, I knew the schedule there, and from what I remember there was a big lull in having birds at my feeders or actually even when I went out to look for them.
So, Texans, if you live anywhere especially around Dallas or North/East of there, what are you seeing?
When I say above Dallas because down around the coast from what I can tell there is no slowdown at all, I could be wrong though, far West of me in the more arid areas would be a completely different climate too.
I worry about this every year 'cause I don't want to live IF there aren't any birds around, you probably know what I mean, but this time it's been especially bad.
For instance, when I first moved into the Paris location in May I had more birds than I ever had in Irving, not just that, but I had the following that I have never seen in Irving before.
Brown Thrashers (We had a pair that stayed for a long time)
White-breasted Nuthatch (There was a pair here for a couple of months)
I had a LOT of Downy Woodpeckers and only a few Red-bellied Woodpeckers, I still see them from time to time though, but they never come to my feeder, which they used to hog.
This time of year I do know there is plenty for them to eat, but still, somebody please make me feel better, these long dry spells are killing me, and I have so much going on right now I can't take a trip, so it's really bad.
Thanks, and I hope it's better for you than it is for me.