A Solitary Siskin

A Pine Siskin, alone at the feeders, lingering on its winter range. It’s 14 degrees F with snow cover… that may have something to do with this unusual sighting.




Photos by NB Hunter (7April2018). © All Rights Reserved.

7 thoughts on “A Solitary Siskin

    • Like goldfinches, they like Nijer (thistle) seed and usually appear in small flocks (as they did earlier in the winter). Looks must be deceiving because they’re birds of the North, headed for Canada and Alaska to spend the summer!

  1. Perhaps I’m being a bit foolish, but he looks so cold and miserable all puffed up like that! Good that he’s getting some niger seed to help him through the remains of the nasty white stuff.

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