[Tweeters] Lack of Finches, Pine Siskins

Darlene Sybert drsybert at northtown.org
Wed Jan 14 22:52:14 PST 2009


Finches I have not seen, but I never do in the winter. However, the pine
siskins are here--30 to 50 a day--for the past month--roughly
correlating with our snow--36 inches total. They are so tame (or
hungry) that they often sit on the branch where the feeder is while I am
filling it. Also, here on my five acres daily are 2-fox and 3-song
sparrows, 24-40 juncos, a half-dozen stellar jays, 2-3 varied thrushes,
2-6 black capped and chestnut backed chickadees, a nuthatch, and a
female flicker.

We ran out of bird seed and so did our local stores, so we went to WBU in
Olympia to replenish our supplies and get another covered platform
feeder, but WBU was out of those! I'm unsure whether this indicates
more people were feeding birds or that the delivery of supplies was
hindered by the weather.

Darlene
Cinebar


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