Pine Siskins


Spray River Trail, Banff, Alberta.


Pine Siskins eat all kinds of seeds, but they do have a fondness for the seeds of pines and other conifers. On our way back to the car, J and I saw a group of them fittingly feasting on pine cones near the trail entrance. The photos are fuzzy – the birds were a bit far and in the shade and they moved constantly. But they’re still a nice memory of a bird I’ve seen once before (at a bird feeder in East Vancouver… there were tens of them… but I never saw them at that bird feeder again).

Getting at the pine cone seeds looked a bit tricky.






  1. We love pine siskins! The pines on our property are slowly maturing (we planted them almost 10 years ago) so we may soon have these birds on our property. We’re excited. Great photos! I love that second to last one. πŸ˜€

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