Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Pine Siskin

This is a pine siskin, a small finch that comes here most winters. It's a bird that follows the food. So, sometimes, if there is a lot of food in the pine habitat they love, they stay there. Their favorite foods are thistle seed and black-eyed Susan seeds. I used to think these were goldfinches in winter dress until a neighbor pointed out the differences.

1 comment:

Memphis MOJO said...

When I click to enlarge, I see what a handsome fellow he is (or female equivalent) !!