Tuesday, October 21, 2008

1st Pine Siskin of the season

Apparently, from reports from farther north, it is going to be a good bumper crop year for Pine Siskins. Below is one of many to come. Only 1 so far...

Under feeders in backyard.

Update: as of Saturday, the 25th of Oct., 11 Pine Siskins are the high. Interesting to keep track of them by checking Ethan Kistler's map of Pine Siskin movement in Ohio.


  1. Anonymous12:56 PM

    Do pine siskins loose their yellow in winter. I have several, of what I think are pine siskins with my gold finches but don't see any yellow?

  2. They don't lose their yellow, the bird pictured here is a male. You may have females at your feeders, they show very little to no yellow at all.

  3. Just checked out the suet cakes I get from Walmart and the ones I buy are from another company in Iowa, and are stated to be safe due to recent and ongoing testing.
    The company on my suet cakes is C-S Co. They appear to have no connection to Scotts Company.