Bird #55 — Pine Siskin

carduelis (thistle) pinus (pine)

Sunday, September 2, 1979 — 12:00 noon

Boulder Junction, Wisconsin — Arvilla’s Antique Store

After we left the flowage, we went to another of my favorite haunts.  I was definitely in a rut.  Every time I took some friends up to Dad’s house, we went to Black River Harbor, Rainbow Flowage and Boulder Junction.  Arvilla’s was a very classy antique store with a lot of very classy items, every one of which was out of our price range.  But it was fun to walk around and dream.

There was a small jack pine grove next to the store with many feeders.  The Pine Siskins were eating sunflower seeds on a feeder hanging off the eaves of the building.  This was the same place where I had seen my lifer Evening Grosbeak, Rose-breasted Grosbeak and American Goldfinch earlier in the year.  The Evening Grosbeaks and American Goldfinches were still around.

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