Friday, October 19, 2012

Flickers, Siskins, and the Hawk Watch

Northern Flickers have been migrating through in large numbers ...

Northern Flickers have been on the move

... but for the first time I can remember, they visited the bird bird feeders, becoming a "new feeder bird" in my yard ...

Flickers became a "new feeder bird" in my yard this Fall

Pine Siskins, which have been widely reported throughout Vermont in the last few days, have been emptying my feeders on a daily basis for several weeks, and continue to do so.

Pine Siskins fill the thistle feeder perches, while emptying the sunflower feeder daily

Meanwhile, Putney Mountain Hawk Watch has counted a site record for Broad-winged Hawk, Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, and Osprey, and has an excellent flight for the other raptor species. A recent photographic sampling ...


Red-tailed Hawk began their serious migration movement in October

Northern Goshawk

When the hawks are not flying, and sometimes when they are, the Common Ravens of the neighborhood provide entertaining aerial shows.

Common Raven
Good Birding!

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