This past weekend we took part in the 12th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count. We are dedicating this week's whole blog to the birds that make our time at home so worthwhile. The Pine Siskins are at our feeders for the first year. We are told this is because of the lack of pine cone seeds in their normal feeding area to the north of us in New York state.
Pine Siskin about to take off from a raspberry branch.
Pine Siskins fight while a Purple Finch waits it's turn at the feeder.
Purple Finch about to take off from the raspberry branches. If you look closely at it's right claw you can see it's just barely open enough for the bird to prepare to leave the branch.
Purple Finch and Titmouse