Monday, February 16, 2009

Siskins (not at my feeder)

So I seem to have the only feeder in NJ where there are no Pine Siskins. I've had 4 Goldfinches, which is nice for my yard. Beth and I spent the weekend in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. We stayed at a little B&B and just relaxed. We had a great time, some great food, and some fun browsing in the shops of Doylestown and nearby New Hope. We spent a little time birding at Peace Valley Park so I could try out the new tripod. It works wonderfully! This was actually my second trip to this park. The first was an unsuccessful rarity chase for a Redwing back in February 2005.

The first birds we immediately noticed at the park were all the siskins. They were calling like crazy and filling all of the nearby feeders. We got some terrific photos. Enjoy!

9 comments:

mon@rch said...

Stunning up close shots! Bravo

Vickie said...

Beautiful photos and lovely weekend.

corey said...

No siskins at your house? You must be doing something wrong. :)

Sweet pics.

Lynne said...

New Hope? I live in New Hope, Minnesota. You were in town and you didn't stop to say hello?
I'll send you a box of Siskins!

Patrick Belardo said...

Thanks everyone.

@Monarch: These guys were not skittish at all. I was able to get about 3 ft away!

@Corey: I guess they don't like condos.

@Lynne: A few thousand miles away!

Owlman said...

Hmmm, if I knew you were heading to Peace Valley I would have given you some pointers on Long Eared Owls. Sounds like you guys had a great time! Hey Lynne can you send me a box of Redpolls?

Larry Jordan said...

Well Patrick it looks like the tripod works pretty darn good! Gorgeous captures.

I only counted a couple dozen over 100 at my feeders for the GBBC yesterday. Oh, and in my pond and on the ground under my feeders and ...

MaineBirder said...

Beautiful closeups!

The Siskins may still come.

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.