December 03, 2014

HEY! You got any seed down there.



Our mini pine siskin invasion is continuing.
This one perched above the feeders and watched the other birds on the ground.

Np more bird shots for a while, my 100-400 lens won't focus properly so it is going in for repairs. It is the long lens I use for most of my wildlife shots.

Spinus pinus

Pine Siskins protect their eggs from cold damage, too. The nest is highly insulated, and the female remains on the nest continuously, fed by the male throughout brooding.
Following a large irruptive winter flight, some individuals may stay near a dependable food source and breed far south of the normal breeding range.

source - Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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