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Eating Ashes

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Recently I noticed a small flock of pine siskins (Spinus pinus) eating ashes from a barbeque grill located on the shore of Medicine Lake (Siskiyou County CA). The birds were very insistent on eating the ashes, permitting me to approach … Continue reading

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Spinus pinus

Pine siskins (Spinus pinus) are year-round residents here in Northeastern California. Yet because of their irruptive behavior (moves around erratically following fluctuating food supplies), pine siskins are not always common visitors. This small songbird with a sharp, pointed bill and … Continue reading

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Pine Siskin

While watching a flock of goldfinches feed I noticed several pine siskins (Spinus pinus). A member of the same family as the lesser and American goldfinches, pine siskins often associate with their “cousins”. A very small bird, the pine siskin … Continue reading

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