Yes... Pine Siskins in Moretown in the Mad River Valley. I had 3 at
feeder on Saturday afternoon. I was less than 5 feet from them and they
just kept feeding! Also reported in Fayston.
I also note a significant increase in number and location of Juncos over
the past few days and a reduced number of White-crowned and
White-throated Sparrows from last week.
Freeman Hill Rd
Chris Petrak wrote:
> Pine Siskins have been in my backyard in significant numbers, such as I haven't seen for several years. Estimated 20-30, often outnumbering the goldfinches.
> I've only seen and heard of reports of one or a few siskins. Is anybody else seeing large numbers? I know some people are anticipating (hoping for) a good winter for winter finches, and perhaps my siskins are a harbinger - or perhaps not.
> I've put a few siskin photos on my blog - www.tailsofbirding.net
> Also on Sunday - Evening Grosbeak
> And recently:
> White-throated Sparrow (many)
> White-crowned Sparrow
> Song Sparrow
> Dark-eyed Junco
> a very young Cardinal first appeared the first week of October and regular since
> some Purple Finches during the first week of October still showed the redness at the base of the bill of a recently fledged bird
> Chris Petrak
> South Newfane, VT
> Tails of Birding - www.tailsofbirding.net
> plus all of the usual resident birds