Nature Through My Lens

Pine Siskin

All Fluffed


A Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) all puffed up sitting on the edge of the birdbath.

Against the Cold


This pretty little Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) is sitting on a shephards hook in our garden. It’s all puffed up against the cold. Letting those feathers do there job, keeping it warm!

Hold that Pose


Here it is. The first camera packing birdie. Trying for a good shot! In actual fact, a Dark-eyed Junco landing on the saucer feeder while the Pine Siskin throws up it’s wings in protest of the visitor.

Mine, Mine!


The Pine Siskins (Spinus pinus) are enjoying our two tray feeders with Niger seed in them. They pack onto the edges. Inveriably as with Finches there is lots of chattering and the odd you show me yours and I’ll show you mine!



A pretty little Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) contemplating a drink of water from the bird bath.



A Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) in a small tray feeder my wife has loaded with Niger Seed. These guys love it along with the Goldfinches! The blue background is thanks to the neigbours blue playhouse for his daughter!

Sad in the Rain


Here’s another LBJ (little brown job) all puffed up against the cold wet weather. ┬áThis time a Pine Siskin, looks quite displeased with the whole issue. ┬áNever mind, it’s getting warmer later this week!

Pine Siskins

Yesterdays post was wrong. It was actually a female House Finch. My mistake. These lot are Pine Siskins. There’s even a Goldfinch in the lot as well. The Siskins show quite a display of yellow while flying and if another one gets to close to them they flash yellow at each other. Like saying “I’m eating here!”

Female House Finch

This pretty little bird is a female House Finch. Here it’s sitting on a branch just above the bird feeder. They really like their sunflower seeds, but like the Niger seed even more. They are really having to work and feed hard these days, due to our extreme weather. We hopefully see a break in the polar air and things will warm up for all of us.