Thursday, February 12, 2009

A third 'green morph' Pine Siskin - 02/10

Pine Siskin - green morph (left most bird in both shots), North Whitney Street, Amherst, MA.

Pine Siskin - green morph, North Whitney Street, Amherst, MA. Poor quality digibin images taken through the glass of the deck door.

The largest concentration (60 plus) of Pine Siskins at our feeders brought another green morph, this one being greener backed than the previous two, though with far less yellow on the rump than yesterday's bird. Huge numbers Pine Siskins remain in the North Whitney Street/Redgate Lane area, and I also had another party of White-winged Crossbills on South-east Street, Amherst today.

Reports of green morph Pine Siskins seem to have been common place on several of the New England listserves over the last week or so. Rachel Farrell got some nice images of a bright bird that she had in her yard in East Providence, RI which can be seen here.

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