Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Siskin Fun

Since the Pine Siskins have become my new best friend (shh! Don't tell my Loons!) - I thought we could have some Siskin fun this morning.

Siskin mooning me.....





Siskin eating me out of house and home....




Siskin being messy and dropping their food on the ground! (Can you see him focused on the seed falling down?)

39 comments:

Chris said...

Hi Shelley,
So you do have new friends ;-) I love the first one as it reminds me one of my post on birds attitude when trying to photograph them... Really funny how they can sometime tease you! And as usually you got them nice and sharp.

NCmountainwoman said...

Your new best friends left a lot of their cousins here in NC. Please send directions so they can join your flock. I'd love to send them on their way to your house. I'm sick of them!

Abe Lincoln said...

Wonderful photos. I just saw my first two male Rose-breasted Grosbeaks here this morning. A real treat for me. They are a few days earlier than last year.

MuseSwings said...

I certainly won't say a word to the loons. Your little best friend is mooning me too! Cute!

Montanagirl said...

Too cute, and you are toooo funny. Love it. Esp. the "mooning" one. Nice work with the lens.

A New England Life said...

He's looking like, "Huh? Where did it go? Oh well, I'll just grab some more" lol!

Thank goodness for the tray on the bottom of our Thistle feeder! Darned those birds are wasteful!

Ginnymo said...

Ha! Cute post Shelly!! Those birds are so tiny. I have lots of them here. I love your photos!! And the last one is cute and you can even see the seed falling. Great shots!!!

Cathy Clementz said...

They DO for sure eat you out of house and home! Sloppy little things but fun to watch!

Nick S said...

Great new close-ups :-) Do you get Ruby-crowned Kinglets over there?
I bet you'd love those too !

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Maybe the Siskins will enjoy living with you so much, Shelley, that they'll stay with you next winter and NOT come here!!!!! ha ha

They are cute--but when I was dealing with 100 at a time, it got hard. I still have plenty of finches around (House and Goldfinch)--but not nearly as many as the Siskins!!!!

Have a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Mildred said...

Such cute photos - hard not to love them!

Kelly said...

...funny series. He is watching that seed fall, like a toddler watching a green bean fall to the floor! :-)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Neat shots.You have to love these guys,o.k. maybe not as much as Loons ,but they are pretty cute.
Blessings,Ruth

Deborah Godin said...

After seeing this post, I have to say, you just haven't been mooned til you've been mooned by a tiny half-ounce siskin!

Sharon said...

I refer to them as coming in herds. They certainly are entertaining. Love you photos, especially the seed dropping one. Sharon

Sit A Spell said...

Ok...since you sooo seem to love these guys, I'm sending all mine to YOUR neck of the MI woods!

Question: I Just saw an amazing bird at my feeder. It was mid sized with a black head, feet and beak. It had brillant orange on it's chest and tail with black. Who is this guest of honor? Is it an Oriole?

Jenny said...

I thought you had a bad case of Siskinitis and that has proved to be the case. I'm afraid there is no hope for you! Very sad, and yes, poor loooooooons!

bennie and patsy said...

Love your new camera shots.
Patsy

Elaine said...

Wonderful shots and fun series! I think I could learn to love your siskins too, but they are rare in my area. I do get herds of redpolls at my feeders all winter long and they have much the same habits--eating me out of house and home and being messy and dropping their food on the ground!

The Retired One said...

His little feet look so sharp...he needs to go to get a pedicure!!


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The Early Birder said...

Hi Shelly. Excellent photos.
No.1 - Definitely giving you the "bums rush"!
No.2 - Just plain greedy
No.3 - Whoops...Never mind there will be plenty more.
Lol FAB

holdingmoments said...

Gotta be the first one. Cheeky. lol

Leedra said...

They DO love to show us their butts! :)

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Jessica said...

That new lens of yours is amazing.

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Who new a siskin had such a cute fluffy fanny!
Smiles,
Beth

Ms. ~K said...

I haven't seen a Siskin in weeks...Guess it got too hot here for their liking and they all flew to your place...enjoy!
Kit

Dorothy said...

Too cute! Those Pine Siskins are hungry little devils. Do they ever leave?

Shellmo said...

Thank you all for stopping in! A lot of you made me laugh w/ your comments!! :-)

Sit a Spell - it certainly sounds like an Oriole! How exciting!

Rural Rambler said...

Hello Shelley! I am not believing you got a picture of that little siskin's teeny little feathery derriere. Don't know whether to first tell you what a wonderfully focused capture or tell you it put a huge grin on my face. Country Husband is amazed!

Mary said...

You are so funny :-) Actually, that is the best and most detailed "mooning" shot that I've seen.

Jayne said...

Oh, I so want them to head North. I've had enough of their cuteness to last me until next winter. :c)

Kallen305 said...

Great pictures of the siskin. We have some nesting here so I guess all of them are not heading north this year.

Willard said...

You have posted several excellent photographs since my last visit. I am glad that the Sigma is working well for you. A 500mm is really great for bird photography!

fishing guy said...

Shelly: Talk about a butt shot, you really get into your photography. Those are wonderful photos.

Rene said...

Ha ha! A bird moon. Your siskin has an iris around it's moon! :)

Tina said...

I can keep a secret and promise not to tell your loons. Looks like you will have those siskins eating out of your hand soon..or eating you out of house and home..
gobbly little guys..eat eat eat!!

Vickie said...

They are funny charaters! I love the image of him watching the seed.

Daisy said...

Such wonderful photos of the siskin, Shelley. Looks like you need to teach that one some manners though! ;)

Dave's Bird Watching Blog said...

Cute pics, Shelley! I think they are making messes for you on purpose. :-)