A Spruced-up Siskin

Siskins are wonderful birds. They are tiny finches, coloured yellow and green, and the brighter-coloured males have a distinctive black cap.

Siskin - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Their lives are lived in harmony with the introduced Sitka Spruce trees, in artificial conifer plantations, on which they feed. A poor year for Sitka Spruce seed?; a good year to see them in your garden on your peanut bird feeder. A wet day when the Sitka Spruce cones are closed?; a good day to see them in your garden on your peanut bird feeder.

Here they are in Italy:

Siskins

They are beautiful wherever they are.

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