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Based on no siskins yet, I claim myself to be beyond meritorious and to be 
illustrious!
(I did get a new feeder bird the other day when a Pileated Woodpecker 
discovered the suet.)

Linda Frederick
Rolla, MO

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Edge" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 8:37 AM
Subject: Re: In my Kirkwood yard, 11/25 Pine siskin, finally!


> Bob, et al.
>
> Clearly, the sighting of Pine Siskins in one's backyard/on one's own 
> feeders  is a matter of merit.  However, unlike most meritorious  matters, 
> this one is inverse to the degree of merit.  That is, those  among us who 
> are the most deserving are seeing them AFTER those of  lesser degree of 
> merit.
>
> Supporting this hypothesis are the "checking in" on the listserve by 
> individuals who have been graced by siskins.  Very late sighters  include 
> Jo Ann Eldridge, a very meritorious individual.
>
> Those of you who remain siskinless are most assuredly the most highly 
> meritorious Mobirders.  It follows that the last to see them is the 
> finest of the fine.
>
> Keep lookin', Bob, Sherry and all you other very good folks.
>
> Edge Wade
> Columbia, MO
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>
> On Nov 26, 2007, at 9:39 PM, Bob Lewis wrote:
>
>> Truthfully, I feel rather insulted.  I feel that it was me that 
>> discovered Pine Siskins in the middle 70s.  Others in Farmington  are 
>> seeing them but to date I've not seen a single 21st Century  Pine Siskin
>> Bob Lewis    [log in to unmask]
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Sherry McCowan"  <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Monday, November 26, 2007 4:25 PM
>> Subject: Re: In my Kirkwood yard, 11/25 Pine siskin, finally!
>>
>>
>>> Well, I'm still not a member of the feeder siskin club.  I did  have a 
>>> nice Thanksgiving Day bird, though, one that was on my yard  wish 
>>> ist  - Fox Sparrow.  It stayed in the yard for about 3 hours.
>>>
>>> Yesterday an immature Red-tailed Hawk caught one of the  neighborhood 
>>> pigeons and ate it in a tree across the alley.
>>>
>>> Sherry McCowan
>>> Saint Louis, Missouri
>>>
>>> On Nov 25, 2007, at 1:31 PM, Margy Terpstra wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi all,
>>>>
>>>> About 12:45 today, I finally had a lone Pine Siskin checking out   the 
>>>> feeders.  He visited the safflower, niger and back to  another 
>>>> safflower before leaving.  I'm hoping he went to tell  his friends  at 
>>>> Powder Valley.  (Thanks to Tom Bailey, who I  think brought him  in for 
>>>> me!)
>>>>
>>>> Also had a Hairy WP and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker among the usual 
>>>> suspects.  Two Red-breasted Nuthatches are frequently at the  peanut 
>>>> feeder, along with White-breasted, Cardinals, Titmice and   Chickadees. 
>>>> It's become a very popular feeder.
>>>>
>>>> Margy Terpstra
>>>> Kirkwood, St. Louis County, MO
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