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Siskin
Siskins have an unusual migratory pattern, heading South in large numbers every few winters but remaining in others. I didn't know this and had been wondering where they'd all got to the last two years, but this year they came back with a vengeance in huge flocks, which delighted me. Unfortunately, from a photographic point of view, they were always being highly active against bright skies at the tops of tall trees This solitary male however was simply sitting on a branch at eye level, looking a bit undecided about what to do next, and allowed me to approach to within a few metres. I love these birds, so it was kind of a red letter day! :)
Habitat
Wooded cemetery
Location
Berlin, Germany
Date taken
05.03.22
Scientific name
Spinus spinus
Equipment used
Panasonic Lumix FZ300
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
1/1600 f2.8 ISO 250
Staff member
Opus Editor
Supporter
Yes, they are beautiful, aren't they. I was lucky enough to see one the other day at the new feeding station we found on the edge of town.

A fabulous picture that McHeath - many thanks for showing him to us.
 

Media information

Category
Britain & Europe
Added by
McHeath
Date added
View count
240
Comment count
4

Image metadata

Device
Panasonic DMC-FZ300
Aperture
ƒ/2.8
Focal length
108.0 mm
Exposure time
1/1600 second(s)
ISO
250
Flash
Off, did not fire
Filename
Siskin cemetery.jpg
File size
2 MB
Date taken
Sat, 05 March 2022 1:34 PM
Dimensions
2540px x 1890px

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