Date: 11/15/20 11:15 pm
From: Hendrik Herlyn <hhactitis...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Siskins? You want Siskins? I'll give ya Siskins!
Come to Corvallis, Bob! A swarm of 70+ siskins has invaded our neighborhood
here. I'll gladly share a few of them with you. :)

Cheers

Hendrik

On Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 10:42 PM Robert O'Brien <baro...> wrote:

> As a matter of fact I do want siskins. I haven't seen one here in at least
> five years. In fact the only Finches I've seen at all were four or five
> purple finches at my feeder briefly last spring. Then they disappeared as
> well.
> Bob O'Brien Carver Oregon
>
> On Sunday, November 15, 2020, Gerard Lillie <gerardlillie...>
> wrote:
>
>> I also have a nice swarm of Siskins at my place on Mt. Tabor in Portland,
>> 50+ at times. Also, yesterday there was a tan-striped WHITE-THROATED
>> SPARROW in my yard.
>>
>> Gerard Lillie
>> Portland, OR
>>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>> *Subject:* [obol] Re: Siskins? You want Siskins? I'll give ya Siskins!
>>
>> will blog later, but I think my estimate in our small garden in SE Salem
>> was too conservative (a bad thing in any era)...there are more than sixty
>> that I wrote down...closer to 100...at one time I counted more than sixty
>> in one small area of our garden where the seeds were thick on the ground
>> (for awhile) plus others in trees, shrubs, flitting about...our place is
>> now Sis-city and I am studying avidly in this advanced course of
>> Siskinology and watching how siskinship works--they share, rarely spending
>> energy on aggression against their fellows
>> takes them about an hour eat up a quart of crushed sunflower seeds spread
>> around...they do get some help from the cowed juncos along the edges of
>> the flock amd a few Am Goldfinches who actually jix in with the
>> siskins...they are irruptive like waxwings, redpolls, Varied Thrush,
>> crossbills, Evening Grosbeaks and other nomadic wintering birds,,,in
>> McMinnville each winter was lots of siskins or zero
>>
>> On Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 10:59 AM Melia Biedscheid <
>> <melia.biedscheid...> wrote:
>>
>> rare but abundant and ravenous when they show up!
>>
>> On Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 10:50 AM Frank Kolwicz <fhkolwicz1...>
>> wrote:
>>
>> Well, some, anyway.
>>
>> For the first time in about 3 years I have Pine Siskins at my feeders,
>> some 2 dozen of them. They were completly absent and I had to dispose of
>> most of a 20 lb bag of Niger seed that had dried out and wasn't being eaten
>> by anything.
>>
>> Frank
>> in Monmouth
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