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Thread #117366   Message #2582971
Posted By: Janie
06-Mar-09 - 08:14 PM
Thread Name: BS: Birdwatching 2009
Subject: RE: BS: Birdwatching 2009
Rita,

I'd never seen Pine Siskins here before either. I did a little reading and talked to the proprietor at the local Wild Bird Center. They apparently winter further south than usual when the food supply is low in their usual winter range. The bird guy said this was a bad year for conifer seeds in the north. According to the Cornell birding website, they may also stay and breed in what is usually their winter range if the food supply is good.