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  Pine Siskins - Finally!

Published: December 14, 2010
Tags: Life List Happenings,

Today brought my first Pine Siskin to our feeders! I am pretty sure it was a male due to more yellow markings on his lower wing tips.

I managed many photos as he was quite content to sit, pick through the seeds on the deck railing, and get photographed. Halfway through, I turned on the flash and he was fine with that too. It was tough to get a pic without seed casings on his beak; what a messy eater!

I almost lost my fingers to frost bite due to a sub-zero wind chill factor, but I was too mesmerized to move to and seek warmth!

  • Pine Siskin - 1
  • American Goldfinch - 3
  • Tufted Titmouse - 5
  • Black-capped Chickadee - 12
  • American Tree Sparrow - 3
  • Northern Cardinal - 3
  • Junco - 7
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch - 2
  • White-breasted Nuthatch - 2
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker - 1
  • Downy Woodpecker - 1
  • Blue Jay - 1

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This shot seems to show just how much he really enjoy picking through the seeds on the deck!

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How exciting to finally find this guy at my feeders! I believe this is a male?

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