Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Is this a Pine Siskin?



















There were 4 of these little guys dominating the thistle sock yesterday. They seemed pretty tame as I snapped their photos. I checked the Cornell site and I think they are Pine Siskins http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Pine_Siskin.html . What do you think?

10 comments:

Dave said...

Yep, looks like a Siskin alright. Notice the yellow tint in the lighter areas on the wings.

Sandpiper said...

Sure looks like it. Lucky you! I haven't seen any in years.

Richard said...

Think you are right...looks and acts like a goldfinch in camoflage.

Bird Girl said...

How nice to have these Siskin visit your feeders. They are not a timid bird and it makes it fun to take pictures! Mine have gone. This is the first year I ever saw them at my feeders. Thanks for sharing, Shelley!

Shellmo said...

Dave, Sandpiper, Richard & Birdgirl,
Thank you for the confirmation! I have never seen the pine siskin before and feel lucky that they chose my backyard!

For The People said...

You are correct. Nice shot!

Sandy said...

Nice pics, although I'm not good at bird identification...

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Chris said...

Oh nice photos! I love the close up. I don't have any siskins around me that I've seen yet. Very cool find!

mon@rch said...

Looks like Pine Siskin to me!

RuthieJ said...

Hi Shelley,
I was surprised to see Pine Siskins in North Dakota too, but the range map showed them as year-round (here in SE Minnesota, we just see them in the winter).