Date: 3/26/18 8:51 am From: William Rapai <brapai...> Subject: [birders] Pine siskin courtship
I walked into the yard this morning on my way home from walking the dog to find a male pine siskin feeding a female on a low branch of the spruce tree.
Although we tend to think of pine siskins as winter birds, they occasionally stick around and have a brood in the spring before heading north. I'd have to check my records, but that did happen here in my neighborhood about six or seven years ago.
I have no idea what these two will ultimately decide to do -- they could hang around or head north tomorrow. I'm going to be watching closely. Hope they don't mind too much!
-- Author of *Brewed In Michigan: The new golden age of brewing in The Great Beer State*, named a Michigan Notable Book for 2018 by the Library of Michigan. Published by Painted Turtle Books, an imprint of Wayne State University Press.