The Outside World, In and Around Duluth

Pine Siskins and Chipping Sparrows

I know, I know… there are more things than just birds out there. I’m moving on soon, I promise. But these were just fun pictures of the territoriality and verve of these birds.

The chipping sparrows are everywhere in the yard right now. This lone pine siskin (on the tube thistle feeder) was holding them all off. Here’s a chipping sparrow coming in for a very brief landing on the thistle tube:


And here’s what happens when you make a pine siskin mad:


The pine siskin may not be big, but you don’t want to mess with him!


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