Sunday, December 12, 2010

Pine Siskins return!

The winter storm has brought the Pine Siskins back to the feeders. I have seen five at one time so far, but I can hear more in the sweetgum trees next door.

Pine Siskin
Pine Siskin Hanging out

Am. Goldfinches and a Pine Siskin
Pine Siskin with American Goldfinches

Since it is still coming down outside, maybe there will be more (or maybe a redpoll - wishful thinking) tomorrow.

Ethan Kistler, the Nomadic Birder, has once again made these cool maps to keep track of the winter irruptive birds that move into Ohio this winter, check it out here:

Thanks, Ethan!


  1. Always nice to see the Siskens...Happy Birding..hope they stick around for you to enjoy.

  2. Great to see them back. Boom & Gary of The Vermilon River.

  3. Redpoll would be nice!

    Take care,

  4. Still hoping for a redpoll! Only ever seen one once here a long time ago.

  5. I'd love to see these guys. They've only visited my feeders here once. I've never seen a redpoll either. Maybe this winter in Michigan.