[Tweeters] Tweeters] Pine Sisken in a feeder

Diane Weinstein diane_weinstein at msn.com
Thu Jan 30 12:31:19 PST 2020


Several years ago I had a Pine Sisken trapped in a tube feeder. He flew away when I opened it up. I mentioned it to the salesperson at Wild Birds Unlimited and she said that some of the small birds, especially small juveniles will fall into the ports trying to reach the seed.

Diane Weinstein
Sammamish

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Subject: [Tweeters] Tweeters] Pine Sisken in a feeder

At Marymoor Park in Redmond, we saw a Chestnut-backed Chickadee inside the cylindrical seed feeder located on the east side of the park office building. There was a Black-capped Chickadee on the feeder poking its head in the feeder openings. After a short period, the Chestnut-backed Chickadee escaped out of a side hole and both chickadees flew off. The top was on the feeder the whole time.

Hank Heiberg
Issaquah, WA

From: mary hrudkaj <mch1096 at hotmail.com<mailto:mch1096 at hotmail.com>>
Date: January 30, 2020 at 7:39:12 AM PST
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Subject: [Tweeters] Pine Sisken in a feeder

When I went out to put out feed for all the feathered folks in the yard I got a surprise when I took the metal lid off the sunflower feeder. Out flew a pine sisken! Fortunately it flew off into the trees and not into my face. Sure would like to know how that little guy managed to get the lid open. At least it had a comfortable abode for the night. Plenty of food, shelter from the rain and predators. Maybe the other siskens dared it to go in. You never know what siskens might do.

Mary Hrudkaj
Belfair/Tahuya
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