11 January 2016

Siskins



There was a large flock of Siskin in Onuma yesterday......................

Terrible weather but unusually the flock was feeding (relatively) low down and were (relatively) tame...................



This is one of the commoner wintering finch/bunting species but are always nice to see, flitting around like little canaries............







Other irregular and often scarce winter wanderers include Redpoll, Crossbill, Asian Rosy Finch, Pallas Rosefinch, Snow Bunting, Lapland Bunting, Pine Bunting..............and other rarer ones. Any of those would be nice to see over the coming weeks.............

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    1. Thanks David. Usually they are high in the treetops and very skittish, but not on this occasion............

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  2. I bet it was fun to watch them. Great shots with that snow all around.

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    1. They make a change from owls and eagles at least!

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  3. Hello Stuart!:) I love to see these birds on the farm, but haven't yet had the good fortune to get any decent captures. Yours ofcourse are a pleasure to see.

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    1. Nice bird to have so close to home..............

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  4. I like Siskins, too. We get them in HK some winters, but, of course, no snow.

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    1. They seem much commoner here than in the UK, I can't recall ever seeing big flocks of them like I do in Hokkaido.............

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