[CT Birds] Siskins continue. - interesting calls

Fran fzygmont at charter.net
Fri Apr 17 19:06:58 EDT 2015

Forgot to mention an occasional Evening Grosbeak call mixed in from the siskins. 

Not much credit is given to their vocalizations but I at least have a better appreciation and will do a double-take next time I hear an Evening Grosbeak or Redpoll or Red Crossbill or Sora for that matter!

- Fran 

> On Apr 17, 2015, at 6:59 PM, Fran <fzygmont at charter.net> wrote:
> Barkhamsted yard - With the majority of our 80+ Winter siskins gone, the remainders (~15)  dwindle to about 6 around 7pm (some still visit the feeder). 
> I'm listening to their calls at 7pm and there are occasional snippets of redpoll/red crossbill harsh "chets" and an interesting upward, repeated call (10x or so) sounding very close to a Sora!  I've heard the former but not the latter. 
> Maybe my shelled sunflower will keep at least a pair around to breed this year. However with daily bear visits it's not likely I'll keep them up. 
> - Fran

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