These are my final shots of the Pine Siskins this year (I think). Most are gone, but a few of them remain. I believe I would've had more goldfinches this year if the siskins hadn't been so numerous. They literally took over the feeders and were quite noisy and aggressive.
Enjoying a drink while trying to maintain their balance...
Fighting over their spot at the finch socks (they love thistle!)-
sometimes they get pretty ferocious for their wee size!
In the shot below, the siskin closest to the finch sock grasped the wing
of the smaller one and pulled it away- they both fell close to the ground.
In this next shot, a siskin is being brutally trampled by another.
Whatever it takes to defend their food source, some of them will do it...
However, they're not all bullies- some are quite sweet and peaceful...
Enjoy your Wednesday, thank you for visiting!
Linked with Stewart at Wild Bird Wednesday