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By Maiwand
The Siskin (carduelis spinus)
The siskin is a lively little bird with a forked tail. It is a colourful member of the finch family with a distinctive yellow stripe on its black wings. With a liking for conifer, alder and birch seeds, siskins will also visit gardens to take advantage of any nuts left in bird feeders. They are quite acrobatic using their feet to bring hanging food into reach.

Managed to get this one some while back but seem to have overlooked him. Thought I should give him a chance. Hope you like.

Enormous thanks for the attention given to the Snipe. I am most appreciative.


Tags: Nature Birds Siskin Finch Wildlife and nature

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29 Jan 2013 2:30PM
lovely shot ron i get these frequenting my feeders in my garden

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Trev_B 10 151 68 England
29 Jan 2013 2:34PM
it's beauty... well done Ron.

senn Plus
6 5 1 Belgium
29 Jan 2013 2:36PM
gorgeous capture, Ron ..
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
29 Jan 2013 2:48PM
Beautiful colour and markings, Ron, a fine capture. Carol
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 2:54PM
Excellent Ron, great little bird with good feather detail and a wonderful catch light

rayme330 5 17 1 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 2:56PM
Another superb image Ron and very well presented.

cracking shot well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
29 Jan 2013 3:15PM
This is an excellent image of this little beauty Ron ! Great clarity and information given SmileGrinGrin
Norfolkboy 11 1 4 England
29 Jan 2013 3:50PM
Super capture, Ron.
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 118 Scotland
29 Jan 2013 4:10PM
It is a very prettily plumaged wee bird and you have captured it so well in this shot.
ali63 Plus
5 775 1 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 4:12PM
Well captured, lovely feather detail,
29 Jan 2013 4:26PM
Terrific image. Well captured.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
29 Jan 2013 4:31PM
excellent colours and detail, what a lovely specimen!
MossyOak 5 22 15 England
29 Jan 2013 5:02PM
A very nice frame filler Ron and never an easy bird to get. Good detail on the body and catchlight, just a shame that the beak is oof.
franken Plus
15 4.3k 4 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 5:32PM
Wonderful wildlife image Ron.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 5:42PM
Another beauty I need to get out moreWink
Glyn1 8 4 1 England
29 Jan 2013 5:45PM
A beauty Ron , they really are a lovely looking bird. You've done him proud Wink

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 5:46PM
Top rate wildlife photography, superbly detailed, processed and presented.

Regards Nathan Grin
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
29 Jan 2013 5:59PM
A lovely detailed capture. ......Sandy
Mike_Smith Plus
10 420 1 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 6:01PM
Lovely Siskin shot
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 7:14PM
Nice one Ron. Its ages since I have seen one
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 7:29PM
So lucky having these beauties at your endWink

Rung tooSmile

richmowil Plus
8 321 2 England
29 Jan 2013 7:44PM
A super Capture
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 8:43PM
Just started visiting me too
Ron this is perfect
and really envious of the detail and sharpness
helenlinda Plus
10 344 22 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 9:41PM
A beautiful capture of this little bird - what wonderful colours and detail SmileSmile
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
29 Jan 2013 10:15PM
Another bird I've never seen. Captured very well - all your images are. Good detail throughout. Am I seeing a ring around it's leg? Wondering why it is ringmarked - are they threatened in any way, or is this a common bird.

teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
29 Jan 2013 10:57PM
A fine Siskin capture and pose, Ron. Lovely plumage detail, colours and patterning and grand eye.
30 Jan 2013 10:51AM
A lovely capture of this beautifully detailed Siskin.

Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
30 Jan 2013 12:44PM
They are lively little birds. We have siskins here as well. I don't think they have quite as much yellow, though.
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 4:37PM
Its a cracking shot Ron, glad im not the only one to put up with rings.
LexEquine 11 19 United States
31 Jan 2013 7:27PM
'Superlative Siskin Capture!' ~ Peter Smile
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
31 Jan 2013 9:34PM
Lovely capture off a bird I seldom see Ron.
NeilWigan 7 16 16 England
1 Feb 2013 8:51PM
Never seen one ,the detail in this is spot on.
Hop-A-Long 10 52 1 England
2 Feb 2013 11:06AM
Excellent capture of this lovely bird.

Maiwand 10 3 73 England
2 Feb 2013 10:03PM
Thanks very much.
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
3 Feb 2013 12:11PM
A fine shot of this beautiful little bird, I like the clear and uncluttered background, and the detail and colours in the plumage have been superbly recorded

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