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Copyright: Sion Roberts (irishprophet25) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 21 N: 280] (1118)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-04 12:32
Viewed: 3159
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello again, I have another photo to share with you all. This time of one of the five siskins that regularly visit my garden. After setting up bird feeders I know see blue tits, great tits, greenfinches, siskins and goldfinches daily and I really enjoy watching them. Hope you all like this photo of a siskin picking up the leftovers.

Taken from RSPB.org.uk


The siskin is a small, lively finch, which is smaller than a greenfinch. It has a distinctly forked tail and a long narrow bill. The male has a streaky yellow-green body and a black crown and bib. There are yellow patches in the wings and tail. It is mainly a resident breeder from southern England to northern Scotland, but is most numerous in Scotland and Wales. Many breeding birds are residents; in winter birds arrive here also from Europe.

Where to see them
In the breeding season, look for it in the tops of trees in suitable habitat in Scotland and Wales, where they are fairly common. In winter they are seen more widely across England as well.

When to see them
All year round.

What they eat
Seeds, especially of conifers, alders and birch, and some insects.

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Hi friend Sion! Unfortunately I can not see much artistic values in this image! But hey, tomorrow is another day!
George Veltchev

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