|Date: ||Sat, 2 Jan 2010 05:55:16 -0800|
|Reply-To: ||Charlie <cmmbirds@YAHOO.COM>|
|Sender: ||Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Charlie <cmmbirds@YAHOO.COM>|
|Subject: ||finches arrive for the new year (Lamar County)|
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I keep watching the feeders for siskins, but no luck yet. In fact, goldfinches seem late, and cardinals seem very low this year. We usually have dozens of each at the feeders.
But just yesterday - New Years Day, we had a small flock of about 20 American Goldfinches arrived. Also our first Purple Finch - a female or immature bird.
We've seen and/or heard all 3 of the expected owls in the last 24 hours, and American Woodcock have been displaying in the evening (and presumably morning) for at least a week.
No ground-doves in about a month, and still no official word on the origin of the saw-whet owl I caught Dec 5.
This has been my most frustrating CBC season ever, so I'm counting on the yard birds to brighten me up. Maybe the siskins will return!
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