What's Eating the Thistle?

Palmyra, VA

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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Calgary, AB(Zone 3b)

Pine Siskins.

Marlton, NJ

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

Haven't seen any in my yard yet.

Palmyra, VA

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!

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)



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