Pine Siskin in Jericho Park


Pine Siskin | Tarin des pins | Spinus pinus: This siskin was part of a small flock that was busily feeding on several deciduous trees. Unfortunately, the lighting conditions were not great, but my fabulous Nikon 200-500mm lens managed to get a few good shots (with the help of a lot of tweaking on Photos).

Taken April 23, 2016, in Jericho Park in Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR (ISO 800 | 500mm | f/5.6 | 1/640, not cropped). Not baited, called in or set up.

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.