An Injured Bird: What to Do?

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Pine Siskin & Goldfinches Eating Sunflower Hearts
Pine Siskin & Goldfinches Eating Sunflower Hearts

Yesterday I saw my first Pine Siskin at the feeder. Today I was excited to see these tiny little birds return. But then a squirrel did one of their aggressive running at birds moves designed to scare them off from the food. The birds scattered and one of the beautiful little Pine Siskins hit the dining room window just around the corner from the feeder.

I’m not sure if this one was actually on the feeder or waiting his turn on a nearby tree branch. But being new to the yard, he flew the wrong way, hit the window and fell onto the cement basement steps below.

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A Pine Siskin Visit

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Pine Siskins at the Squirrel Buster Plus Bird Feeder
Pine Siskins Visit the Squirrel Buster Plus Bird Feeder

Do you see a tiny little bird that looks like a oddly streaked goldfinch or a too small yellowish House Finch at your winter bird feeder? If it is an irruption year, you may be seeing a Pine Siskin! Today, Pine Siskins visited my yard. It took a close look to realize that I had this new visitor mixed in with the American Goldfinch flock.

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