[CT Birds] Siskins aplenty
pjp.holden at comcast.net
Sat Oct 27 17:46:20 EDT 2012
I agree! They are incredibly docile. I am amazed at how close they come to
us and even our movement doesn't scare them off. I'm guessing I could
easily catch them, but I won't. And the seed... well, we can't seem to keep
up with it.
Resident sharp-shinned hawk/s take at least one daily. Which leaves me to a
question. Do the siskins come from an area where sharpies don't dwell? Are
there more trees and cover so they're not easily seen and caught? We've
been pondering this. Even after a sharpie zooms through and takes one from
the ground on the fly, the others don't seem to react as quickly as other
yard birds. Anyone know?
From: CTBirds [mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of Dana
Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2012 4:35 PM
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Siskins aplenty
You gotta love these little Pine Siskins. They must be from the boonies up
north where they have not had much contact with people. I was out blowing
leaves today--a really noisy enterprise--and the Siskins remained perched on
the feeders when I was only a few feet away. There were certainly no other
birds brave enough (or dumb enough) to stay in the back yard around the
blower. I finally got a good count of over 60 when I had the ability to
view not only the ones at the feeders, but all the ones in the trees
watching and waiting their turns. What a fun way to go broke.
Dana Campbell, Interim Rector
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Meriden
dana.l.campbell at gmail.com
"Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come."
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