SISKIN

The Siskin is a member of the finch family and is greenish / yellow in colour.  The male has a black cap and chin with yellow over the eye and on the breast. It has a white belly with a few black streaks with black and yellow wings, back and tail.  The female is less yellow in colour with a duller greyer head and more streaks on the breast.  There are 357,000 pairs in the UK found on conifers, alder and birch trees in the winter when it also comes to feeders.  The best pictures of Siskins that I have taken were at High Batts near Ripon and at the Dyfi Osprey Project in West Wales.

Length: 12cm (4¾in)

Wingspan: 20-23cm (8-9in)

Weight: 12-18g (½-¾oz)

Average Life: 2-3 years

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