Pine Siskin… in a parking lot at SFU?!?

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You can see the strangest things in parking lots sometimes, including a flock of Pine Siskins feeding on the roof of a car! I’m not too sure what they were looking for there — maybe the melting frost or perhaps some salt that came from driving on de-iced roads? Thankfully, a tree was nearby and I was able to get a few more “natural” shots, including this one, which was the best I think.

Taken November 27, 2015 on the north end of Simon Fraser University’s Parking Lot B in Burnaby (BC), with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED (ISO 800 | 300mm | f/5.6 | 1/1000, cropped for composition). Not baited, called in or set up.

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2 thoughts on “Pine Siskin… in a parking lot at SFU?!?

    1. Wow, thanks for sharing, Stephen!!! Although rare birds can also elicit a fairly strong reaction on this side of the Pond (in parking lots or elsewhere), I believe there is a level of commitment to birding in England that is unequaled anywhere else in the world.

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