|First Pine Siskin of 2015 in my Regina, SK, backyard. |
aka early morning bird -- just another little brown bird at the feeder...
Until you note the yellow flash along the edge of its wing. ©SB
I'm hoping that the Pine Siskin will be back with the rest of the flock. I even drove up to the store to find fresh oily nyjer seeds to fill the conical feeder. That's what drew them here a few years ago. And oh, so lovely they were! And fierce, in their displays and fights for the seeds!
|Pine Siskin in flight - and good light. Oh, so lovely! ©SB|
|Nyjer feeder full of Pine Siskins, with yellow feathers|
both hidden and visible ©SB
|Close-up of Pine Siskins disputing their territory on my feeder - and displaying their soft yellows. ©SB|
|Beautiful wing displays of the Pine Siskin. ©SB|
What are these? Pine Siskins, stopping during their migration north.
Location: Backyard, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Photo dates: Dull top photo: April 27, 2015; more vibrant pictures: May 17-24, 2013.