Pine Siskins

Pine Siskin

Siskins are Sassy! Their needle-sharp beaks and quick movements are good for two things: for eating you out of house and home, and for fighting off each other and their rivals at the thistle feeder. Not seen every year, these finches have an irruption year when food is scarce in the north where they usually winter. […]

Scarlet Tanager

Scarlet Tanager

Scarlet Tanagers, with their sing-song Robin-like voice, are the eye candy of the woods.  Their bright orange-red body and black wings and tail make for a startlingly beautiful sight!  The fact that they are larger and slower than the warblers also makes for one of the easier woodland birds to focus binoculars on.  The female […]

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet is a tiny, active bird, even smaller than a warbler.  Its ruby crown is usually hidden, but this little guy was singing in the multi-flora rose and he was excited enough to show a red-orange stripe on top of his head.  After I played his song only once, it became excited enough to […]