February 6, 2013

Early Spring Migrants: Pine Siskins

Pine Siskin

Pine Siskin

 We are having lots of Finch activity at the feeders right now.  
We are excited at getting a few Pine Siskins today, too :-) 
  I would say "Spring is on it's way!"

 Look how this Goldfinch is transforming.

 The House Finches are pairing up :-))

Female House Finch

I almost mistook the Pine Siskins for a female House Finch...
but at closer inspection, I noticed the House Finch is larger
in size and has a conical shaped beak.  The Pine Siskin beak
is long, slender and pointy.



Montanagirl said...

I don't think spring will make an entrance here for awhile. We still have lots of Redpolls, Sparrows, a few Nuthatches, Chickadees, etc.

cindyzlogic said...

Mona ~ I wish I would get Redpolls here. Thanks for visiting :-))

theoldman said...

Hi! We had a woodpecker, cardinal, blue jay, junco, and a bazillion sparrows at our feeder :) They clean the feeder out in 2 days and it is about 10 lb's.

cindyzlogic said...

Hi Will ~ wow! you have some hungry birds over there!