Date: 10/30/20 1:21 pm From: Avery Fish <afish.mtb...> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Pine Siskin Green Morph
Cool! So, greenish back and upper tail, almost warbler like. Interesting.
I’ll keep an eye out!
On Fri, Oct 30, 2020 at 16:19 Richard Littauer <richard.littauer...>
> Now that Pine Siskins are everywhere, I wanted to draw attention to the
> Pine Siskin green morph that occasionally shows up. You can see photos,
> https://ebird.org/media/catalog?taxonCode=pinsis3&sort=rating_rank_desc&q=Pine%20Siskin%20(green%20morph)%20-%20Spinus%20pinus%20(green%20morph) > >.
> Look for them in the giant flocks of Pine Siskins at your feeders. There
> are no records of this bird in Vermont. We might find one, if we all look
> As well, if you find one that looks *almost* like a green morph - there was
> a record of a Eurasian Siskin <https://ebird.org/checklist/S6142175> in
> Maine in 2009. There will almost certainly be another one in the future,
> somewhere in North America. No reason it can't be here, too, and it would
> almost certainly be a flock of Pine Siskins. It's a long shot (very long),
> but hey, who needs an excuse to look at birds, anyway.