Saturday, March 8, 2008
Wyandotte Pine Siskin - 08 Mar 2008
Looking out the window of our back room today I saw a single Pine Siskin on the thistle feeder that hangs just inches away. I took this image through the window while it posed nicely for me. Its the first Pine Siskin I've seen in the yard this winter! Among the half-dozen American Goldfinches at the feeders was a partially leucistic bird that looks like the one I saw back in December. I also saw a pair of Juncos and a Song Sparrow that showed up mid-afternoon. Spring migration is starting! Recent reports this week include Common Grackles, Red-winged Blackbirds, and Tundra Swans moving in large numbers.