Saturday, December 20, 2008

Why is this goldfinch upset?

Want to know why this Goldfinch was upset? (I could hear his noisy protests from inside the confines of my log cabin.)
























Because the Pine Siskin knocked him off the thistle feeder! (P.S. I put another thistle sock out for him.) Play nice little birdies!

30 comments:

Lynne said...

Those Pine Siskins are snitty little birds aren't they?

The Birdlady said...

Is that big storm on top of you? Stay safe and warm in your cozy cabin.

Natural Moments said...

From the glow of your pine siskin, it looks like you got some sun at your cabin. We have some sun fading away at this moment which is leading up to yet another snow dumping overnight.

FIONA said...

We get goldfinches on our coneflowers in the winter.

I was sick during the fall a few years ago and didn't cut them back. Then we noticed goldfinches perched on them and having a great time.

Jenny said...

Beautiful photos as usual Shelley, I love the buttery yellow glow under the Goldfinches chin.

Bird Girl said...

That goldfinch does look a bit forlorn - haha - they are all crazy at the feeders and I love to watch them carry on - nice shots - both!

Craig Glenn said...

Nice story...

Craig

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Man, Shelley--our Siskins really outnumber the Goldfinch--and are definitely more aggressive. I notice that we have more Goldfinch at our feeders when the Siskins are not there!!!!

Great pictures.
Hugs,
Betsy

Vickie said...

I love the goldfinch. I bought a seed sock yesterday because of seeing yours. Somehow I managed to leave without the seed, so next trip. When you first put your feeders out, how long did it take for birds to find them?

Deborah Godin said...

Great pair of photos - the little goldfinch really does look cheesed off! I tried putting up a thistle thock (hard not to thay that without lithping) , but the squirrels took it down before the birds even got to it!

Mildred said...

Where's that Pine Siskins' Christmas spirit??!! Bless you for loving the birds!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Are these birds ever able to coperate with each other.Cute shots?
Blessings,Ruth

MuseSwings said...

Those two need to work things out without making you go outside to settle the argument. Of course, if you had stayed in we would have missed these great pictures!

Richard said...

My Siskins are gone but were replaced with House Finches. Great pictures.

Eve said...

It's every man for himself these days!!

Daisy said...

Those birdies better behave themselves---Santa is watching!! 8-O

Jayne said...

Love that goldfinch's Church Lady expression! :c)

Knatolee said...

Such a rude little pine siskin!! :)Perhaps I could send you some wild turkeys to scare the siskins off?

T and S said...

That's really close. Was he just inside your loghut or almost at minimum focusing distance of your lens !!!

fishing guy said...

Shelly: What neat photos of the birds. I never saw a Junco before.

Tina said...

Food fight!!!
Hope you are staying warm...
great weather all over the good ole usa!!

Rambling Woods said...

I have 4 thistle feeders, but even mine with trays let the seeds blow all over. Even with that much perching room, the finches still argue...

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh, there's no "playing nice" when it comes to Pine Siskins. I just hate it when they come by in such rude numbers.

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

What beautiful photos, Shell. The goldfinch looks so soft and the pine siskin, determined.

How lovely you set out more thistle.

We had a hawk at our feeder yesterday causing havoc. I opened the door and scared him away.

Happy Holidays!!!

Hugs, JJ

troutbirder said...

Peace and goodwill little birdies

and Merry Christmas to you & yours
troutbirder

jalynn01 said...

Yep the siskins are mean! cute but mean. Nice shots

HANNIBAL said...

I've noticed that the siskins are bullies too! Nice shots!

Leedra said...

Love both photos. Great that you have both.

Stacey Huston said...

You are so nice.. I have finally appeased my little feathered friends.. I laughed at the word "confines" of your cabin... a little cabin feaver with the cold is there>?>? Stay warm..

Mary said...

Very cute...both are rather greedy at times, but very good natured in general :-)