|Date: ||Mon, 3 Nov 2008 14:29:42 -0800|
|Sender: ||Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Charlie <cmmbirds@YAHOO.COM>|
|Subject: ||siskin a morning-only event|
|Content-Type: ||text/plain; charset=us-ascii|
The Pine Siskin was here for about 2 hours yesterday, during which time it sat on one feeder until briefly disturbed, came down within 5 minutes to a different feeder, and gorged until it disappeared. Other than the one time it was flushed, it never so much as changed perches. Just sat and ate. It looked healthy. I'm guessing that either it had flown a good distance the previous night, or was preparing to fly. In either case, we saw it for that 2 hours, and not since. Never saw a second one, and the American Goldfinch numbers are still quite low - 6-8, compared to the hundreds we saw at a time last season.
I'm curious - did the other folks who reported siskins this season experience the same thing, or are those birds still around?
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