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Siskin (m)

Siskin (m) seen feeding on seeds from wildflowers by the River Wye, Herefordshire. This lovely male wasn't at all bothered by my presence and I managed to get quite close, almost lying down on the grass to take this shot. Then 'Mrs' Siskin called him away! She was a very much more guarded and shy little thing, but I did get a shot of her from a distance.

 

RSPB Information .

The siskin is a small, lively finch, which is smaller than a greenfinch. It has a distinctly forked tail and a long narrow bill. The male has a streaky yellow-green body and a black crown and bib. There are yellow patches in the wings and tail. It is mainly a resident breeder from southern England to northern Scotland, but is most numerous in Scotland and Wales. Many breeding birds are residents; in winter birds arrive here also from Europe.

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Taken on May 8, 2016