The pine siskins have been enjoying the feeders this past week. These cute little birds are members of the finch family.
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.
They have short forked tails, yellow markings on the wings, and a slender conical beak.
Pine siskins eat mainly seeds and have been enjoying the black oil sunflower seeds and the nyjer seeds at some of the feeders.
This pair was content to sit for quite awhile and enjoy the seeds.
I’m always taking photos of the different lens friends at the feeders.