The Pine Siskins

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The pine siskins have been enjoying the feeders this past week.  These cute little birds are members of the finch family.

pine siskins at the black oil sunflower and needier feeders at craftygardener.ca

They are about the size of a goldfinch and in fact at a quick glance looking from behind you could mistake the pine siskin for a female goldfinch in its winter outfit.  They are often mistaken for sparrows.  

pine siskins at the black oil sunflower and needier feeders at craftygardener.ca

They have short forked tails, yellow markings on the wings, and a slender conical beak.

pine siskins at the black oil sunflower and needier feeders at craftygardener.ca

Pine siskins eat mainly seeds and have been enjoying the black oil sunflower seeds and the nyjer seeds at some of the feeders.

pine siskins at the black oil sunflower and needier feeders at craftygardener.ca

This pair was content to sit for quite awhile and enjoy the seeds.

pine siskins at the black oil sunflower and needier feeders at craftygardener.ca

I’m always taking photos of the different lens friends at the feeders.

I’m sharing these photos with Wild Bird WednesdayNature NotesI’d Rather B BirdinCamera Critters and Saturday’s Critters.

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