Date: 10/31/20 3:42 am From: James Wilson <birdmanjfw...> Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Unusual number of finches
Let's hear it for large numbers of Pine Siskins. When they first arrived, I was putting out a bit of shelled sunflowers. That appeared to draw in the Siskins to the point where I had 72 about 10 days ago.
And then the rain came 5 days and the numbers soared. The little buggers flit in and out continuously but I got a count of about 250. That number, and probably more, drained a bag of 25 pounds of shelled sunflowers. I honestly don't know how they can eat so much. They must be related to Evening Grosbeaks.
I counted 10 Purple Finches and who knows how many Red-breasted Nuthatches, but at least four.
Time to start a GoFundMe page for seed. Jim Wilson Queenstown