Siskin are a regular winter and an occasional summer visitor to my bird feeder. Throughout April there have been 3 males, but today there have also been at least 3 juveniles and as they arrived by 0530 it would appear that they nested locally. Adjacent woodland is deciduous. It is possible that they are travelling from coniferous woodlands on the commons, but it does make me wonder whether the use of garden feeders has resulted in a change of habitat for this finch.

Posted May 3rd, 2014 at 8:18 am by Dick Andrews in Bird News