This is my third season with Project Feeder Watch through
Cornell University. Monday, March 22, I had my first of the
season Cassin's Finch visit my feeders...a dull, female or
first year male. On March 29, two bright males joined a drab
Cassin's. The past couple of days, I catch a glimpse now
and then of a single Cassin's. Last year, the records show
I did not have any of this species during the count period
which ends in mid-April. However, two years ago, two
showed up on March 18, three the next week and 17 on
April 3, the final week of the count.
Also on the 29th, three Pine Siskins were recorded. This
season, I had only one Siskin on Dec 14 until Monday.
The Feeder Watch program is pretty cool in marinating
records that one can review to spot trends at the ol'
A trend that I did not jump for joy about was the Starlings
discovering my suet feeders last week and wiping them
Befuddled Birder by 3700 Boonie Boon
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