Sunday, January 25, 2009

two finches

The pine siskins continue to come to the thistle feeders at Ijams Nature Center. (See my January 18 posting.)

Generally, the siskins feed with the American goldfinches, but the former far outnumber the latter. Both are yellowish finches, but the siskins are covered with soft brown streaks.

Here's a good photo showing the two species side-by-side.


Vickie said...

Nice contrast. Funny. You should check my post for today! I notice some bright yellow shining through on your goldfinch too.

Stephen Lyn Bales said...

Hello Vickie.

I just checked out your blog, yes the goldfinches are starting to get their gold back.