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.