Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Hello nature lovers- I'm back in the game, at least temporarily. After a six week break from my computer, I finally got it back up and running again. I've been photographing things along the way, like this Pine Siskin that was hanging out at Deer Haven Preserve on Saturday. I've never photographed this species, so I was lucky to get this one perfect pose. If you aren't familiar with pine siskins, they're a type of finch that often migrates southward from coniferous forests further north. The species occasionally "irrupts" in large numbers when the food supply is low in the boreal forests. This one was feeding with a flock of 20 plus goldfinches feeding on nyger and sunflower seed- if I wasn't tipped off by naturalist Kim at Deer Haven, I probably would have never noticed it.