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Mar 02, 2015 11:52 |  #1

I'm sure I have 200+ common redpolls visiting my feeder daily. I'm on my third 50 lb. bag of shelled sunflower seeds at $60/bag. And today, to add insult to injury, some voracious and truculent pine siskins joined the melee. I hope the redpolls gang up on them.


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Mar 02, 2015 12:52 |  #2

I fear the worst for your seed stock, but enjoy the best of your imagery Al.
I still can't deny that Siskins are cute as shown so nicely in your first capture.
My sunflower meats have suffered for the last 4-6 weeks with as many Siskins as you have Redpolls. I'd sure like to be able to find them for $60/50lb.


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Mar 03, 2015 00:55 |  #3

No siskins at my feeders. Just a few goldfinches eating the sunflower and nijer seed. When they do come it's usually just a few during migration.


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Mar 03, 2015 03:23 |  #4

Good set of shots Al. Birds here will NOT eat any seed I put out for them, very strange.


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Mar 03, 2015 07:51 |  #5

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I fear the worst for your seed stock, but enjoy the best of your imagery Al.
I still can't deny that Siskins are cute as shown so nicely in your first capture.
My sunflower meats have suffered for the last 4-6 weeks with as many Siskins as you have Redpolls. I'd sure like to be able to find them for $60/50lb.


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No siskins at my feeders. Just a few goldfinches eating the sunflower and nijer seed. When they do come it's usually just a few during migration.


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Good set of shots Al. Birds here will NOT eat any seed I put out for them, very strange.

Thanks, guys. Apparently pine siskins are considered uncommon up here in every season but spring. So, two days into the spring ornithological season what to do they do but put in an appearance. Hopefully it will be brief.


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Mar 03, 2015 22:54 |  #6

Nicely done.


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Mar 03, 2015 23:27 |  #7

Great details. Nice job.


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Mar 04, 2015 12:04 |  #8

Crimzon wrote in post #17459618 (external link)
Nicely done.


Peter2516 wrote in post #17459661 (external link)
Great details. Nice job.


Thank you, Trevor and Peter. I am glad I got them when I did. Amazingly the few that were here were only here for a day. That suits me just fine.


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Mar 04, 2015 12:37 |  #9

Wonderful shots AL.


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Mar 04, 2015 20:13 |  #10

Great shots Al. Sounds like your budget has taken a big hit with the feed.


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Mar 04, 2015 20:39 |  #11

Great captures.




  
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Mar 04, 2015 21:09 |  #12

Nice job Al, I seen a flash of siskin last fall and nothing since


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Mar 04, 2015 21:11 |  #13

lol


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Mar 04, 2015 23:44 |  #14

Nice pics....whether or not you were thrilled for the opportunity!
The pine siskins have flocked in here by the dozens the last few weeks. I don't usually have many so I'm enjoying their antics. Will be ok when they migrate, though ;-)a


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Mar 05, 2015 07:55 |  #15

Lester Wareham wrote in post #17460443 (external link)
Wonderful shots AL.


2n10 wrote in post #17460984 (external link)
Great shots Al. Sounds like your budget has taken a big hit with the feed.


JJ3 wrote in post #17461033 (external link)
Great captures.


Pondrader wrote in post #17461062 (external link)
Nice job Al, I seen a flash of siskin last fall and nothing since


Pondrader wrote in post #17461066 (external link)
lol


JanetS wrote in post #17461238 (external link)
Nice pics....whether or not you were thrilled for the opportunity!
The pine siskins have flocked in here by the dozens the last few weeks. I don't usually have many so I'm enjoying their antics. Will be ok when they migrate, though ;-)a



Thank you all for your kind comments. Though supposedly uncommon here in winter (Dec. - Feb.), a few years ago I had them all winter. They almost ate me out of house and home!


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