From The Teachings of Silvanus: "Do not be a sausage which is full of useless things."
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Redpoll: New Year's Day Visitors
We'd never seen them before!
Update from a friend: they've been seen as far south as Connecticut. The reason is because of poor seed and berry crops, particularly on birches, some spruces and mountain ash trees. Redpolls and pine siskins, for example, feed heavily on birch seed. Pine grosbeaks feed on the berries of the mountain ash.