Saturday, April 28, 2018

The virtue of a second look

Pine siskins spend the winter here and the summer in Canada. So I'm sure these guys didn't just show up yesterday. But I fear I never realized what they were before, dismissing them as female House finches. They really aren't that similar - streakiness is different, they have yellow on their wings, and their bills are totally not finch bills, being long and pointy instead of thick.

pine siskin on hopper feeder roof

pine siskin on tree branch

pine siskin on tree branch

pine siskin on feeder

pine siskin on feeder

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