Pine Siskins and Purple Sandpipers
- February 1, 2009Backyard Feeder and Clove Lakes ParkToday on my feeders, there were 8 Pine Siskins and yesterday that number was higher - they are so active and difficult to count. I have a good sized flock of American Goldfinches (~20), and apparently the Siskins are taking up residence in Grymes Hill.The Siskins actually prefer the sunflower hearts - a shelled kernel.A small flock of Pine Siskins flew over the Sweet Gum trees near the skating rink at CLP. There are 6 Hooded Mergansers and a female Belted Kingfisher along the horse trail.Yesterday, Dave Jordet, Richard Zain-Eldeen and I looked for birds in the pines at Midland Beach, and there were 6 Purple Sandpipers on the rocky jetty just north of the Miller Field border and a Red-breasted Nuthatch.H. Fischer 2--1-09
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