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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 31st March, 2013)

Something colourful


Something colourful
Young Siskin, taken recently in our garden.

Photo: John Burns  (Sony Alpha A55 ,Sigam 70-300mm lens)
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Comment by: Ellen on 31st March 2013 at 00:10

A really nice picture, a pleasant change from the recent snow scenes! ....However, I have to confess,I'm not familiar with the Siskin. We saw a Cardinal in our back yard today!

Comment by: Ellen on 31st March 2013 at 00:12

Does anyone have a picture of an adult Siskin? do it's colours change at all?

Comment by: Derek Platt on 31st March 2013 at 00:45

Lovely pic. Question- is a Siskin a yellow hammer.

Comment by: David Barker on 31st March 2013 at 02:35

Spot on John,is that taken through your window ? used to have the Sigma lens 70-300mm changed to a Tamron with the VC stabilisation.I expect the Sony as VR or VC equivalent ?.Nice to see the bird pics back.

Comment by: Ken R on 31st March 2013 at 03:08

Lovely bird, well done.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 31st March 2013 at 04:18

How lovely John, may I have a copy for my Album please.....cheers!!

Comment by: john on 31st March 2013 at 12:04

yes david taken throught patio doors ,the out side glass has a slight uv tint ,this is how i can get right up to them ,this is an adult siskin,.have also got the Tamron 70-300 got it at a bargain from jessops for £99 before thay crashed.

Comment by: john on 31st March 2013 at 12:08

david , had a green finch turn up the other day with a silver leg ring on it ?? any ideas how it could have aquired this .

Comment by: David Barker on 31st March 2013 at 13:06

Hi John could be BTO ,British Trust for Ornithology catching them in mist nets and ringing them to check on numbers and health in certain areas ,see hear.link.
http://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/ringing/about

Comment by: Mick on 31st March 2013 at 13:38

What kind birdseed is that in the container.

Comment by: atlas on 31st March 2013 at 14:01

this is an adult cock siskin the hen a lot plainer with no black cap

derek platt this bird is a finch the yellow hammer is a bunting
its a different bird

Comment by: Derek Platt on 31st March 2013 at 16:34

Thank you Atlas for the explanation. I,m not an ornithologist or an ologist of any kind, just remember yellow hammers from when I was a kid.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 31st March 2013 at 20:21

Sometimes Mick I actually like your sense of humour.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 31st March 2013 at 21:50

Lovely shot John, well done...more birds please.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 31st March 2013 at 22:49

There have been three horses and two birds on P-a-D this month.

Comment by: Mick on 31st March 2013 at 23:29

Ron Dawber had a wooden bird on yesterday.

Comment by: Phil Whitehead on 1st April 2013 at 10:25

Nice indeed, it just shows how good the Sigma lens can be.

Comment by: Bren on 1st April 2013 at 17:24

Ernest ... is that a problem ?

Comment by: Art on 2nd April 2013 at 01:31

We see a fish (Pyke) all to regularly...;o)

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