Saturday, 5 January 2008

Siskins And Redpolls

While we've been experiencing this wintry spell of weather, I've noticed two species of finch which are occasional visitors to my feeders: the little yellow-coloured siskin and the even smaller redpoll.

I recognized the pair of redpolls instantly by their diminutive size and reddish crowns; I checked my guidebook when I spotted the siskins with their distinctive yellow and black colourings. The black bib underneath their beak is quite obvious.

Every bird loves the sunflower hearts, which I buy by the sackful from Jollyes at £28.99.

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