Friday, December 24, 2010

Lots-o- Christmas siskins

Merry Christmas to all,
Jeff Loughman, my mother and myself were able to get permission to go out to Camp Berry on Christmas eve morning.  Overcast; the sun never showed itself.  Consequently all activity seemed located to just a couple areas.  Still, worth going out.  Some highlights

Wild Turkey 3- Plus many, many tracks.
Tufted Titmouse 15- Not rare, but they seemed to be everywhere.  Often they were the ONLY bird calling.
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 2
Hermit Thrush 3-  Feeding on poison ivy berries
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4- Ditto
Lapland Longspur 1- Actually in fields NNW of Camp Berry
White-winged Crosbill 1-  Heard him calling.  Threw us for a while.
Pine Siskin 44-  Probably a low number.  We were watching some white-throats and white-crowneds near a little open water when a mass of siskins dropped from the sky.  Fun to watch; they always seem to be quarreling with each other.

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