The Bird Show

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As the weather
turns colder, birders throughout the region gear up to witness the great
migration south.  We bring back birding enthusiast Bridget Butler to help point out which
birds we can expect to see, and to hear how some of the Northeast’s favorite
birds are faring this year– from loons to pine grosbeaks to goldfinches. (Listen)

Last year in the Northeast, thousands of bats died from a mysterious disease known as
white-nose syndrome.  We check in with wildlife
biologist Scott Darling about how he expects our bat population to fare this
year. (Listen)

Program Note:  A caller to this program wanted to know why blue jays were eating paint chips off his house. Helpful listener Julia in Weathersfield shared this information with us after the program:  "The Blue Jays are looking for calcium – lacking diet – generally happens in spring."

AP Photo/Al Behrman

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