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Thursday, November 22, 2007

A little snow brought the Pine Siskens, finally

We got our first measurable snow of the season in the Canon City area today (but still less than a inch, we are really dry), and with it the Pine Siskins finally showed up at my feeders at home. Of course I hadn't put out any thistle seed, and this is their favorite. I saw them eating the safflowers seeds I put out for the Mountain Chickadees but as soon as I put some thistle seed out they were on it.

Pine Siskins are less assertive than the House Finches and House Sparrows, a characteristic they share with the chickadees. Of course, this may be a function of their smaller size than these other species.


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