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Pine Siskin

My Saturday Bird this week is the North American Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) and is a follow up to my post last week, the Eurasian Siskin.

The Pine Siskin is an irruptive species meaning their movement is tied to the availability of food. This photo was taken on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario in early spring of 2018. We had lots of Pine Siskin around most of the winter. A few, including this bird, stayed around the area and bred. They moved on in the autumn and there was hardly any Pine Siskin around the following winter.

Saturday Bird: Pine Siskin

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