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Friday, April 16, 2021

Pine Siskin, Part of the Epic Finch 2020-2021 Superflight, at our Feeders in Nor'easter

Pine Siskin, top

A Pine Siskin, along with the American Goldfinch flock, has found our feeders during the nor'easter snowstorm hitting NH now. This irruptive Pine Siskin finch has been part of the legendary, epic, finch superflight of 2020-2021, defined as when all 8 irruptive finches: Pine Siskin, Red Crossbill, White-winged Crossbill, Common Redpoll, Hoary Redpoll, Evening Grosbeak, Pine Grosbeak, Purple Finch flee their northern home because of a food shortage. If you have seen irruptive finches this winter you are a witness to the superflight, congrats.

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