Thursday, January 15, 2009

Pine Siskins have dropped by!

Most mornings we have a mixed flock of American Goldfinches and House Finches at Avimor. I spooked them a bit and a lot more birds flew up than I had expected, so I knew we had more than the normal amount of visitors. The flock circled inthe sky a couple of times and dropped back down to glean the sunflower seeds covered with beautiful frost. I started seeing some yellow wing bars that helped me to realize that we had nearly 120 Pine Siskins enjoying the plants on the revegitated slope behind the model homes. There was also an American Crow and several Black-billed Magpies squaking away down along Spring Valley Creek this morning.
At Avimor, we like to decorate our trees with goldfinches, house finches, and pine siskins.

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