No Pine Siskins today
The Pine Siskins did NOT show up for my first day of counting! All day the thistle feeder was full of American Goldfinches - with 13 being the maximum at any one time. By 4:00 they had quit feeding, and I hoped the Siskins would move in as they did yesterday evening. But no go! Maybe I'll be lucky and they' ll show up tomorrow for day 2 of this week's count. You just never know what's going to happen from one day to the next!
Here's Jim Bresnahan's photo of one of the little cuties! Notice the wash of yellow on the wing which distinguishes a Siskin from the ordinary House Finch.