[Tweeters] RE: Pine Siskins

Guy L. Monty guylmonty at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 13 11:24:51 PDT 2006


Hi siskin seekers,

The situation is much the same on Vancouver Island. Pine Siskins have
been virtually absent for almost a year now, after being pretty much ever
present and sometimes abundant, for at least 15 years. This isn't unusual
though, it's a natural function of finches moving around as their food
resources change.

I spent this spring in the NW corner of BC near the BC/Alaska border. Pine
Siskins, along with White-winged Crossbills and Common Redpolls, were
amazingly abundant there. The number of recently fledged young was
impressive as well. Last year in the same areas at the same time of year, we
had only a very few Pine Siskins, and no crossbills or redpolls.

In short, they will be back.

Guy L. Monty
Port McNeil, BC





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