... 'An Occasional Visitor'
A beautiful little Winter Finch, the Pine Siskin is a welcome irruptive species here in Central New Hampshire.
An irruptive species is a bird that only migrates south when various situations cause it's food source to not be adequate for the species in their normal range.
The last time I saw a Pine Siskin was at home, and it was only a group of 3, was 5 years ago!
As is the case with most visitors from the far northern reaches, Pine Siskin's do not show much fear of humans; some of this flock have come to The Cafe while I was still filling feeders.
Other irruptive species reported in Central New Hampshire this winter are:
- Evening Grosbeak
- Pine Grosbeak
- Common Redpoll
- Snowy Owl (This special species has become a regular visitor to the NH Coast in the last few years)
- Fox Sparrow
- Bohemian Waxwing
I hope some of these pay a visit to 'The Feeder Tree Cafe'!
Yard Birds - Concord, NH, USA 11-09-18
Canon EOS 7D Mark II, EF500mm f/4L IS II USM
ISO 640, f/4.0, 1/1250th Sec., (EFL) 800mm
Monopod Mounted. Cropped for Composition.
Manual Mode, Partial Metering, Auto White Balance
Edit Flow: Selected and previewed in Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera Raw, NIK, with final editing in Photoshop.
Australian Pelican (immature)
December 10th, 2017
Rhyll, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
Canon EOS 1D X
Canon EF 600mm f4L IS II USM lens
Canon EF 1.4x III Extender
Here’s another feathery friend I don’t have an ID for. Any ideas? I saw her at the National Aviary, so location is not so helpful, except to say that probably it’s the female of a more exotic-looking bird.
I’m missing these little brilliant Fiery-throated Hummingbirds from the rainforests of Costa Rica. I love their feisty personalities...and the colors...they speak for themselves. It’s like God threw a tiny rainbow on them and said fly away little hummers and delight all those who gaze upon you!😁 Nightie-night🥰❤️