Sunday, 17 March 2013

New visitors to my garden.................................................................... Siskins

A pair of Siskins have just paid me a visit... and it's the first time I've seen them in my garden.

Siskin (Carduelis spinus)
They are lively little birds... the male (on the right) has a black cap.

                                     I have seen them often while out and about in my local woods...

... and to see them in the garden was fantastic.
 I also managed to capture these images before my bossy little Robin chased them off.

The Siskins were on one of my new feeders...
...the one I wasn't too sure about as it doesn't have perches just a row of grooves below the feeding holes.
I needn't have worried... Goldfinches and now the Siskins seem to love it.

The Siskins take my count up to 36 bird species seen either in or from my garden.
Not bad considering it's only 34 ft x 22 ft.

Linking to The Bird D'pot , Our World Tuesday and Wild Bird Wednesday

26 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Congrats on your Siskins, they are pretty birds!

Giga said...

Też bym się ucieszyła, gdybym takie sliczne ptaki zobaczyła w ogrodzie. Pozdrawiam.
I would be pleased if I saw the humming birds in the garden. Yours.

HansHB said...

Great shots from the birdfeeder!
Nice to see!

The Herald said...

Nice to get new visitors to the garden Andrew. And an impressive count as well!...[;o)

Michelle said...

Wonderful that you have new visitors!

David Oliver said...

Very nice shots. They are so colorful

TexWisGirl said...

yours are so brightly colored. the ones i've seen here (pine siskins) are pretty dull.

Ruby said...

Excellent pictures of the birds. The male bird is always beautiful.unfair!! ;)

Gary said...

They're beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Bob Bushell said...

Love the Siskins Andrew.

Carole M. said...

what a treat Drew to have the little siskins visiting. They're sure to return; enjoy

Helene Titsch said...

These are beautiful! And 36 species! I am in awe!

Brian King said...

Congratulations! We've never had siskins of any kind at the feeders. They're beautiful little birds!

Anni said...

Very pretty and colorful!! Wishin' we had them here in our area.

Lew said...

Beautiful colors on these birds! I don't think I have ever seen them.

Pantherka said...

Andrew, wonderful visitors.

ladyfi said...

Such lovely new visitors.

islandwonder said...

Congrats! They are beautiful.

Carletta said...

Always nice to have new visitors. I think it's pretty neat you got a male and a female at the same time.
36 is an impressive number. I have five acres and I'm not sure I've had that many. You've inspired me to make a list to see. :)

Findlay Wilde said...

They are wonderful birds, l had them in my garden just a few weeks ago. From Findlay.

mick said...

Beautiful birds and great to have them come in to your feeder.

Fun60 said...

They look very attractive, I don't think I've ever seen them before.

Karen said...

Pretty shots, I bet you were glad when they showed up in your garden. We have noisy miners in our neighbourhood and they tend to chase most other birds away.

Karen said...

How exciting to have new birds visit!

jean pell said...

Recently Pine Siskins visited my feeders. They are kinda rare in the Southeaster America..so it was a thrill to see them...as it was for your new sighting!
Hugs to you Andrew. :)

Neil said...

Beautiful birds at your feeder.