Keeping with our October focus on finch species, this week we’ll be talking about the often-gregarious pine siskin. Usually traveling in packs and whistling and singing about, these wonderful finches are the perfect fit for any backyard during the winter months and this year should be no exception to that rule.
As we have mentioned, expect an eruption of finch species this winter here in the Ottawa area and in addition to the influx of redpolls, as we touched on last week, pine siskins are expected to show up in great numbers – in fact, some already have!
With sightings pouring in from around Ottawa and the Valley, we’d thought it be the perfect opportunity to chat a little bit more about these wonderful birds, how to offer them seed and how best to identify them once they arrive in your yard over the coming weeks (if they already haven’t!).