Sunday, November 27, 2011


It’s that time of year in which I anticipate the arrival of Pine Siskins and American Goldfinches. The goldfinches arrive in their more drab plumage to be sure.  However, as time progresses, one can watch the molting to their more impressive brighter colors.

It is for precisely the opposite reason I enjoy the siskins.  There is only a hint of any color on the wings of siskins.  Such a lack of color often leads to many dismissals of these bird as just more sparrows.  Look closely and it makes considerable difference.

We must get the thistle/Nyjer feeders out, cleaned and full of seed, of course.

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