Pine Siskin!

I’m such a dweeb. A single Pine Siskin was photographed three times back on June 5, first at 7:38 a.m. by spurdin, and twice more ten minutes later by noho_bird_club. Check out these awesome shots:

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I love that you can really see that distinctive yellow pattern in the wings. The siskin is such a cool bird, and one that I never imagined would pop up in the birdcam. That must have been a really exciting thing to see.

According to noho_bird_club’s comments on the last photo, the bird came back again about five minutes later, and was hopping around on the deck railing, but no one was able to get a shot. kryptonkay reports that she zoomed in on the bird at one point, but that she also was unable to get a shot.

Congratulations to everyone who was lucky enough to see the bird, and especially to spurdin and noho_bird_club for getting those great pictures! And my apologies for not even noticing that that happened; I must have been scanning too quickly through the photos that day. I guess I wasn’t bothering to read the IDs. In the thumbnails (or in a wide shot of the feeders, without zooming in) it’s pretty easy to mistake the siskin for a House Finch or a House Sparrow. It just goes to show, you never know what you’re missing if you don’t take the time to look.

One Response to “Pine Siskin!”

  1. kryptonkay says:

    I’am glad you noticed the siskin and I was wondering why you didn’t put him in your blog, now I know. I just thought it was a house sparrow at first so I didn’t really take any pictures and I can kick myself for not doing it. Oh well it’s always exciting to see new birds and find out about them. Have a great day everyone!

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