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Bird Identification: What's Eating the Thistle?

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sharingsunshine
Palmyra, VA

December 31, 2010
12:42 PM

Post #8285259

I have a couple of thistle socks hanging on the front porch for the finches, but after taking some photos which didn't turn out good (window glare and too much backlighting from sun), I noticed the birds on them were not finches. That day there was a huge flock of them which is why I took photos since there hadn't been any on them for over a week. When I downloaded I knew it wasn't a goldfinch ... nor the yellow-rumped warblers which I'd seen just arrive who were enjoying the suet feeder. So what are they? Some other kind of warbler that's late passing through Central Piedmont Virginia?

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altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

December 31, 2010
2:41 PM

Post #8285424

Pine Siskins.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

December 31, 2010
2:47 PM

Post #8285433

Yep Pine Siskins. http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Pine_Siskin/id

Haven't seen any in my yard yet.
sharingsunshine
Palmyra, VA

December 31, 2010
4:28 PM

Post #8285568

Thank you so much! I'm so excited to know what they are. Seem to still be around raiding the thistle feeders. I was glad since they weren't being used much!

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

January 1, 2011
4:17 AM

Post #8286104

Ditto!

Resin

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