February 15, 2011

Pine Siskin: A Lifer!!

I am happy to add to my "lifer" list...Pine Siskin...I didn't know they were finches. They are the same size as the Goldfinches and House Finches. They have a stripey breast with the stripes being a light brown color. They have a yellow wing bar and some yellow on their tails. At first I mistook them as female House Finches until I got a closer look at their beak. Pine Siskins have a pointy beak and House Finches have a conical shape beak.

The Junco I have pictured is the prettiest colored Junco I have ever seen. It is the only one I have seen with that color of plumage. I wasn't sure if it was a Junco...is it a Junco??

HaPpY VaLeNtInE's DaY!! Everybody :-))