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Pine siskin        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Pine siskins are small, streaked finches with yellow in the wings and tail.   Siskins breed in northern and mountain forests and in winter they migrate to varying degrees depending on the severity of the season.   These birds were photographed near Homer, Alaska; in southeast Arizona, near Mono Lake in Mono County, California, and in Morongo Valley, California.

  • Canon 1D Mk. II, 1D4, or 7D3; 500 mm IS lens with 1.4X or 2X converter or 800 mm IS lens with 1.4X converter, fill-in flash (2004, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2015)