Male Siskin at Niger seed feeder, 14 February

It is interesting to compare this individual with photographs of the two Siskins (see below) from a few days ago - a male on the left and female on the right. Today's bird has the black crown of a male but appears to be in a more subdued winter plumage than the male shown below, or is it a 'first winter' male?


Siskins at feeders, 8 February