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IMG_7840

Observed: 19th February 2013 By: BassOne
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Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus) interacts

Comments

DavidHowdon's picture

Lack of seeds

Seems to be a good year for these in gardens and on feeders. BTO say it is because the natural seed crop in the country is poor this year.

http://www.birdguides.com/webzine/article.asp?a=3648

chrisbrooks's picture

Yellowhammer

Hi, the Yellowhammer would be larger and has a brownish back. I wouldn't say never but it would be a very rare visitor to a garden feeder. They are chiefly birds of farmland.

DavidHowdon's picture

Feeders

The location does seem relatively rural so Yellowhammer at a feeder would be possible there - I certainly see them at and around feeders in winter at a nature reserve near my parents place in County Durham.

But this is a Siskin as everyone says.