Print

Print


I've got a flock of about 10-15 Siskins singing their little heads off (still there as of yesterday) in my backyard, haven't found a nest....yet.

Andy

Andrew Forbes, Resource Scientist (Avian Ecologist)
Missouri Department of Conservation
1110 S. College Ave.
Columbia, MO  65201
ph. 573-882-9909 ext. 3241
fax. 573-882-4517

-----Original Message-----
From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sherry McCowan
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2009 7:57 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: P. Siskin breeding observation in Missouri

Siskins did nest and hatch young at Rockwood Reservation at the edge  
of the Turkey Ridge Trail parking lot in April 2002.

Sherry McCowan
Saint Louis, Missouri

On May 4, 2009, at 6:43 AM, John and Nancy Solodar wrote:

> MOBirders,
>
> A few years ago, during the AOU meeting in St. Louis, there was a  
> report by
> one of the attendees of Pine Siskins nesting in Oak Knoll Park in  
> Clayton,
> MO.   Brad Jacobs, of Missouri Department of Conservation, asked for a
> volunteer to monitor the nest.  Nancy and I found the nest and  
> observed the
> siskins going to it.   Unfortunately, a massive wind storm a few  
> days later
> took the nest out of the tree and the birds disappeared, presumably  
> moving
> north to their more normal breeding grounds.   The nest was  
> retrieved and
> sent to Brad as per his request.
>
> The link below will take you to a Pine Siskin breeding bird survey  
> map.
> Note that Missouri is blank.
>
> http://www.nenature.com/PineSiskinBreedingMap.htm
>
> John Solodar
>
> 8135 Cornell Court
> St. Louis, MO 63130-3639
> 314-862-5294
> [log in to unmask]
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On 5/3/09 11:39 PM, "Charlene and Jim Malone" <[log in to unmask]>  
> wrote:
>
>> MO birders,
>> Please read the below msg from the IL listserve.
>> Since there are still so many Pine Siskins still in MO please be on  
>> alert
>> for this behavior at
>> feeders or even out in the field.
>> I would suspect that one would need to report any possible breeders  
>> or
>> family groups to the
>> MO Season Editor for Spring. (see ASM website for contact info. Do  
>> NOT send
>> them to
>> Ms. DeVore)
>>
>> I still have at least one bird coming to our feeders.
>> I know of others in the STL area that still have PISIs coming to  
>> their
>> feeders as well.
>>
>> Nite,
>> Charlene Malone
>> St. Louis co.
>>
>> -------------------
>>
>> Subject: IBET Pine Siskins -- information on why they may still be  
>> here!
>> From: Ms Sheryl DeVore <sheryl_1956 AT yahoo.com>
>> Date: Sun, 3 May 2009 14:39:38 -0700 (PDT)
>>
>> Dear friends,
>> Steve Bailey posted a message today, but some of you asking  
>> questions about
>> PINE SISKINS may have missed the following.?Take a quick read. It's  
>> quite
>> interesting, this phenomenon.
>>
>>
>> PER STEVE BAILEY?
>>
>> "There were three PINE SISKINS feeding at our nyger seed feeders  
>> today in
>> Mundelein with several AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES. One bird was  
>> repeatedly noticed
>> wing quivering as it bent down toward one of the other siskins! It  
>> also made
>> begging sounds much like (and on the same pitch as) a young bird  
>> would, even
>> though it was a full-sized bird and also feeding from the feeder  
>> itself.
>> This
>> seemed to be a full-grown, very freshly plumaged young PINE SISKIN,  
>> which
>> has
>> still not lost the begging instinct, and is yet another example of  
>> breeding
>> PINE SISKINS this spring. Most if not all PINE SISKINS that folks  
>> are now
>> seeing, especially in their yards (and elsewhere) are very likely  
>> breeding
>> birds, so it would pay folks to watch any siskins coming to their  
>> feeders
>> for
>> signs (quivering wings, following, begging or otherwise near one or  
>> two
>> other
>> siskins, or fuzzy heads with down feathers still not molted) that  
>> they have
>> had
>> a successful nest somewhere nearby (your
>>
>> yard?!)."
>>
>> Send me a note if you see any of this behavior with your siskins.  
>> Such an
>> interesting winter and now spring in Illinois!
>>
>>
>>
>> Sheryl DeVore
>> Mundelein ILLINOIS
>> sheryl_1956 at yahoo dot com
>>
>> ------------------------------------------------------------
>> The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
>> ASM Spring Meeting: May 1-3, 2009 in Columbia, MO.
>> http://www.mobirds.org
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
> To unsubscribe or change subscription options:
> https://po.missouri.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=mobirds-l&A=1

------------------------------------------------------------
The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
To unsubscribe or change subscription options:
https://po.missouri.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=mobirds-l&A=1

------------------------------------------------------------
The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
To unsubscribe or change subscription options:
https://po.missouri.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=mobirds-l&A=1