Siskin (Carduelis spinus)
A fortunate find yesterday whilst out walking in the Parkland.
I could hear a number of Goldfinch singing high up in alder trees, I stopped to look at them through my binoculars. Walking on a little further I observe more bird movement, a splash of bright yellow in the dull over cast light at the time. This was the first sighting of two that I made and it was the adult male below. Typically I couldn't get a direct open view of it as there were twigs in the way, but the three shots I did get are below. Then I observed another bird moving close by and this was a first year male Siskin which was a little more exposed, but farther away.
|Adult male Siskin|
|First year male Siskin|