Pine Siskins

Predictions have been that winter finches of several species are going to be coming south in some numbers this year due a poor cone crop in the boreal forests – well, it’s started very early indeed with the arrival in the garden of a half dozen Pine Siskins (accompanied by a not so unusual Yellow-rumped Warbler and a not-photographed Junco).  Some years we don’t PISIs at all … this augurs well for the months ahead.

A couple of hours later they (or a second travelling grooup) returned – about 9 or 10 on this occasions and focussing hard on the feeders).

Yellow-rumped Warbler (female)