Pine Siskins (finally)

I’ve heard them but not seen them until today. Keith and I saw several Pine Siskins at a feeder along the western leg of the Lake Trail. Mergansers were numerous on the lake with a few ruddies thrown in. We saw the hermit thrush and the E. phoebe in the parking lot just before quitting time. The brown creeper was a treat for both of us and it was calling, too. 41 species today.
I hoped we might chance upon a red-breasted nuthatch but no such luck. Until I got home, that is. One showed up at my suet feeder three different times this afternoon. My family thought I was going crazy. It’s just a bird to them, but a rare treat for me. Hope he’ll be back!
Location:    Bond Park
Observation date:    1/29/11
Notes:    Birded w/ Keith Jensen
Number of species:    41

Canada Goose    19
Mallard    20
Hooded Merganser    42
Ruddy Duck    3
Double-crested Cormorant    5
Great Blue Heron    2
Red-shouldered Hawk    1
Killdeer    1
Ring-billed Gull    26
Mourning Dove    2
Belted Kingfisher    1
Red-bellied Woodpecker    13
Downy Woodpecker    11
Hairy Woodpecker    1
Northern Flicker    1
Eastern Phoebe    1
Blue Jay    1
American Crow    11
Carolina Chickadee    21
Tufted Titmouse    17
White-breasted Nuthatch    5
Brown-headed Nuthatch    9
Brown Creeper    1
Carolina Wren    18
Golden-crowned Kinglet    1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet    1
Eastern Bluebird    14
Hermit Thrush    1
American Robin    3
Northern Mockingbird    1
Brown Thrasher    1
Yellow-rumped Warbler    8
Pine Warbler    3
Eastern Towhee    4
Song Sparrow    2
White-throated Sparrow    3
Dark-eyed Junco    7
Northern Cardinal    21
House Finch    1
Pine Siskin    6
American Goldfinch    5

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I love birding! And I live near Fred G. Bond Metro Park in Cary, NC.
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