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Wasn't it suggested last year that there was an *inverse*
relationship between worthiness and the presence of yard siskins?  I
seem to remember reading that and drawing comfort from it.

Sherry McCowan
Saint Louis, MO

On Dec 18, 2008, at 9:11 AM, Edge wrote:

> As I recall, it has been suggested that having siskins descend on
> one's feeders is a sign that one is worthy of such a visitation.
>
> Perhaps the siskinless should consider their thoughts and actions
> and amend them ever so slightly to impress the powers that control
> these things.
>
> Edge (who has two regular siskins this week) Wade
> Columbia, MO
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> On Dec 18, 2008, at 9:03 AM, Larry Lade wrote:
>
>> We are also getting a lot of "Snow Birds" and House Sparrows, but
>> just like last year, We are going "siskinless" again this year. I
>> believe our yard was one of the very last of the season (LOS) ...
>> [As opposed to the FOS] ... to have them arrive at our feeders.
>>
>> I hope we can join the "Siskin Club" again this year!
>>
>> Larry Lade
>> Saint Joseph, MO
>> gcrownkinglet AT yahoo DOT com
>>
>> --- On Thu, 12/18/08, Sherry McCowan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> From: Sherry McCowan <[log in to unmask]>
>> Subject: Siskins and Juncos (1 Oregon)
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Date: Thursday, December 18, 2008, 8:24 AM
>>
>> No siskin club for me.  It's starting to look as though I'm going
>> to go another year as one of the few people in Missouri whose
>> feeders remain siskinless.
>>
>> I have had a nice little flock of juncos (sometimes as many as 15)
>> in my yard for the past couple of weeks.  Few White-throated
>> Sparrows, though, unlike in past years.
>>
>> Jim Ziebol had an Oregon Junco in his yard on Tuesday, which he
>> was able to get photos of.
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