Pine Siskin

Pine Siskin on October 20, 2020. This was the second day in a row visiting my neighbor's feeders. I wanted to take advantage of easy shots of these birds. Surprisingly, there were more on this visit than the prior. My estimate was 4 to 5 dozen. Most of them were not skittish and allowed me to get within several feet of them via crouching down or lying on the grass. Occasionally the entire flock minus a few would fly up into the trees for several minutes before returning down to the seed. I photographed them for slightly under two hours. My main intent in the latter half was photographing the siskins on the flowers and wooden objects in the garden. Though rare, I got some wonderful shots of these poses.

My neighbor notified me yesterday that their siskins have not been seen in a couple days, presumably continuing their journey.

Lens - Tamron 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 @ 500mm on Nikon D500