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Pine Siskin

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Spotted this little finch eating seeds in a shrub alongside the Nooksack River. Pine siskin live year-round in Washington State,  and are seed-eaters closely related to gold finch.  This little guy can increase its metabolic rate by 5X in order to survive overnight temperatures as low as -85F.  They store extra seeds in a portion […]