Sunday, January 24, 2016


One of our goals this year (well, mine at least) is to take more photos of birds.  The first step was to take out a book on birds of Western Canada from the library so we could get a little bit better at identifying them.  Some are so tricky to tell apart.  Then Vic and I went down to our garden centre and picked up some more bird seed and a new bird feeder.  The little feeder that he and Fynn constructed a couple of years ago is still functioning, but we thought it would be nice to have a second one.

The bird in this photo was extremely tame.  Without a telephone lens I was able to get within about 1.5 feet and take this photo.  I think it is a finch, probably a Pine Siskin.  According to my book the like black oil sunflower seeds and they are pretty feisty at feeders.

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