more Siskins

The Pine Siskins are mobbing the thistle feeder. These little drab brown birds have hidden yellow feathers in their flight feathers and at the base of their tail.

They fan their tails in aggressive moves as they jockey for the best place at the feeder. When these little finches are feeding en masse, you canĀ go broke buying the expensive feed that they like.

Pine Siskins are known in the bird world as “vagrants”. Flocks of Pine Siskins and other species of Finch follow seed crops. Where there is an abundance of their preferred food, there are the birds. Trees generally produce their seed cyclically, one year there may be tons of seed, the next year none. So finches have adapted to that.

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