Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 31st March, 2013)
Photo: John Burns (Sony Alpha A55 ,Sigam 70-300mm lens)
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!
Does anyone have a picture of an adult Siskin? do it's colours change at all?
Lovely pic. Question- is a Siskin a yellow hammer.
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.
Lovely bird, well done.
How lovely John, may I have a copy for my Album please.....cheers!!
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.
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 .
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.
What kind birdseed is that in the container.
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
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.
Sometimes Mick I actually like your sense of humour.
Lovely shot John, well done...more birds please.
There have been three horses and two birds on P-a-D this month.
Ron Dawber had a wooden bird on yesterday.
Nice indeed, it just shows how good the Sigma lens can be.
Ernest ... is that a problem ?
We see a fish (Pyke) all to regularly...;o)