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February 2009

GBBC: Pine Siskins

 Pine siskin  When I entered two days of results to the Great Backyard Bird Count folks today, the only bird that was red-flagged was the Pine Siskin.

   I had entered  "11" for Pine Siskins on Saturday and "7" for  Sunday, and both times I was asked to confirm that I indeed had seen this species.

   My guess is a lot of GBBC respondents in North Jersey will have to confirm "Pine Siskins" as well, and in far greater numbesr than I had.

   I saw a few reports of more than 100 on e-mail list posts.
   It only takes a couple of minutes to enter an observation report, BTW. Link is here.

A Coloring Book page colored

McClay4   We  have a first!   On your left is the first "colored in " page from the Birds of Crooked Tree, Belize, Coloring Book.

   Thanks to Tom Burr, a friend of this blog, for  staying within the lines with this Scottish-inspired flight of fancy.

   Can you top Tom's tam in time?

    The original blog post with the untouched Clay-Colored Robin (the Belize national bird) is here.

   Sez Tom: "What a wonderful opportunity to get back to basics — using colored pencils (with perhaps a little help from Googled images).

    "Maybe I should have pictured the bird holding a slingshot ..." 

    Is that my imagination, or is that the Burr tartan?