A Pine Siskin from week 23.

Just another Pine Siskin you may think but this one is a bit special, at least to me.

Pine Siskins are an irruptive species meaning numbers vary from winter to winter as the birds follow food sources. Some winters we may only see one or two, last winter we had a flock of over 40 birds at times. They must have found enough food because some of them stayed around in the spring and at least one pair must have bred as this is a youngster.

When we first spotted them some of the young were seen begging a male Purple Finch and a female American Goldfinch to be fed.

Juvenile Pine Siskin.

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