Weekend Birding: Pine Siskin
The Pine Siskin is a small finch with a short tail, long wings and a slender, sharply-pointed bill. Their coloring is heavily streaked with yellow on the wings. They are gregarious little birds that travel in flocks.
Pine Siskins usually visit my backyard feeders during the winter months when they migrate south from Canada in search of food. If food supplies are plentiful, they will stay in the pine forests in the north. This winter I saw quite a few of them but most headed back north last month.
They usually travel in flocks so I was surprised to find one on his own. Hopefully he didn’t miss the flight back and will be ok. He’s welcome to hang out in my yard this summer.
International Migratory Bird Day
Today is International Migratory Bird Day. I will be counting birds at a special event on a golf course today. Hopefully the weather will hold up, I’ll see lots of birds and get some great photos.
I will visit everyone’s photos later in the day after I recover from bird watching!
Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce at At Home With Books. Visit her blog to see more great photos or add your own.
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