Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 13:24:04 EST
Sender: Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Vicki DeLoach <VLDELOACH@AOL.COM>
Subject: Pine siskin
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The goldfinches finally descended on us recently in large numbers, all over
our sweetgum trees. Since then the numbers at our feeders have picked up.
Never could spot a siskin with them. Finally today Harry spotted a PINE SISKIN
feeding with the house finches!
Still getting beautiful PINE WARBLERS irregularly.
Have been putting mealworms and bluebird nuggets daily in a cup below one of
our bluebird houses. The chickadees, who nested there last year, have been
getting most of the worms. But it was nice to see a couple of bluebirds back
for a return visit to check the house out again. It will be interesting to see
which pair moves in.
I've always wondered if there's anything above a red-bellied woodpecker in
the pecking order in our regular yard birds. There is. And it has a yellow
Vicki & Harry DeLoach
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