Pine Siskin Through Rolled Glass

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© Andrea Petersen
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Fear not little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom...St. Luke 12: 32

The Pine Siskins
And goldfinch species
Act almost like kins
Tho' not of same feather,
They still are good friends.
In winter they flock together
To endure the cold weather.
Poetry by me, AJP

A few years ago I bought a Kaufman Field Guide of North America book where I learned that the Pine Siskin and the American goldfinch flock together in the winter and they have similar traits. It was also interesting to read about the Siskins various calls including a harsh rising "zzshrreees" Another sound they make is a clear "tweee," and a dry "cutcutcut." It made it more fascinating for me when I saw this Pine Siskin come to our window feeder a few days ago and also today to read about their habits.

Camera Model: Nikon D7000
Focal length 105 mm
F-Number F/5.6
Exposure time 1/400 sec.
ISO speed ISO- 800
Date 11-30-2012

13 responses

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (30 Nov 2012):

    Very interesting. I love Ornithology but have learned so much from your narratives. TY..lovely image.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (30 Nov 2012):

    Always a neat poem from you Andrea and a cute little fellow too.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (30 Nov 2012):

    How interesting about this bird! I have never heard of it nor seen one, until this photo! Great poem about the birds!

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (1 Dec 2012):

    Agree, very interesting !

  • Iztok Urh

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  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (1 Dec 2012):

    This is an esp. good POV and handsome shot. I'm glad you identified this species. I always thought they were finches or sparrows.

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (1 Dec 2012):

    You are the queen of bird shots!! Well earned!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (1 Dec 2012):

    the eyes reveal so much wisdom

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (1 Dec 2012):

    Love the pov and lighting on this lovely capture! We see them occasionally here. I especially like their markings, they`re quite striking.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (2 Dec 2012):

    super shot! it looks like he's got his eyes on you, or he's just posing for this shot.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (2 Dec 2012):

    I love not only seeing your beautiful photos, but learning something new. You are a wealth of information, as well as being a terrific photographer!!

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (2 Dec 2012):

    he's a cute little guy !!!

  • Simona Ranieri

    Simona Ranieri gave props (3 Dec 2012):

    hoooo wow!

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