At our feeder along with titmice

by Kate
(Hayesville, NC, USA)

see the notched tail on the bird in the back

see the notched tail on the bird in the back

see the notched tail on the bird in the back
pronounced stripes - eating a sunflower seed?
back view
tail and stripes view

Small and thin, grayish brown back with pronounced dark stripes on a light belly and sides. A notched tail. About 5 or 6 have been at our feeder in W. North Carolina every day - a couple of times a day - for over a month. If they are at the feeder first, they will happily share with the titimice - if titmice are there first, they will wait. They don't seem very scared of people as long as you don't startle them by pulling the door to the porch open quickly. I can't tell what they are eating out of the feeder, but we have sunflower hearts, nuts, berries and millet - and some corn too.

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Mar 03, 2013
Pine Siskins NEW
by: Kate

Thank you Judy - I will research Pine Siskins - Another one to add to my journal. :)

Mar 03, 2013
Pine Siskins NEW
by: Kate

Thank you Judy! I will definitely research Pine Siskins - That's a new one to add to our journal.

Feb 26, 2013
Pine Siskins NEW
by: Judy-Seattle

These are Pine Siskins. We also have them here in western Washington state. Look closely and you'll see a bit of yellow on their wings. Mine love to eat the shelled sunflower seeds in my platform feeder.

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