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Old 28-03-09, 01:37 PM
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Last week as I was leaving for work early in the morning I spotted this bird on my feeder



At first glance I though it was a blue tit but it was so yellow that it drew my attention...it was similar in size. I grabbed my camera and managed to take this shot though the window. My apologies, it isn't a great picture, it was poor light first thing in the morning. It is only now I have got back to look at it and I really do not know what it is. Most of the tit family don't have black caps and they all seem to have a line running though the eye.
Any ideas anyone?
I feel like I am missing something obvious..
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Old 28-03-09, 07:48 PM
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Hi Chrissy,

I think it may be a Siskin. They have forked tails but I cant see the wings or tail in the photo, do you recall if the tail was forked?

Hopefully someone with more experience can confirm or not.

Hope this helps,

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Alan
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Old 28-03-09, 08:27 PM
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I'd agree with Alan and sat it's a male Siskin.
Iain
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Definately a Male Siskin, lovely birds they are too

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