Re: San Jose Creek signs of spring

Dave Compton
 

Hi Rebecca and everyone.

Not a song. Pine Siskin's song is long rambling sort that you might recognize as that of a relative of Lesser Goldfinch. Examples are here:


This site (Xeno Canto) and the Macaulay Library site are great places for information like this.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

On Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 12:52 PM, Rebecca Coulter rfcphoebe@... [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply@...> wrote:
 

Hello birders,
This morning’s class at Berkeley Bike Bridge revealed a few signs of spring: both Bullock’s and Hooded orioles, a few adult male Rufous Hummingbirds along with the Anna’s and Allen’s, a largish flock of about a dozen White-throated Swifts, and singing Townsend’s and Yellow-rumped warblers. Other highlights were at least three Phainopepla in and around the abundant mistletoe clumps in the sycamores, and a good number of very vocal Pine Siskin at nearby feeders and in the treetops.. (And if anyone can weigh in on whether that rising Zzzzeeeeeeet! is a song or call, I’d be interested!)

Rebecca Coulter
Santa Barbara


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