Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The inter-species kiss

This afternoon as I was watching and photographing my bird feeders, a royal battle starte between the Pine Siskins and the American Goldfinches.  The more aggressive siskins usually won the battles. Here a siskin "locks lips" with a gold finch.

Wild affection in a backyard somewhere in Idaho.

11 comments:

JOE TODD said...

Enjoyed your photos and essay was excellent.

Mary said...

Super photo, Bill. I also appreciated your essay and value your devotion to teaching and to your students. You have posted a rich variety of pictures and ideas in recent days. Thank you.

Veronica Wald said...

Another interesting bird photo!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Bill, I love my sweet little goldfinches. AND--I dread it when the Pine Siskins come back here for the winter. They came last year and took over the feeders --about 100 or so of them at a time. Yuk!!!!

Great picture of the two birds.
Betsy

Cloudia said...

Excellent shot, Bill



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Sunny said...

Like kids on a playground..."It's mine!"
Great shot.
Sunny :)

mountain.mama said...

That really is a great shot! You know who took over my birdfeeders? The deer! They sneak in at night and empty them.

DoanLegacy said...

Oh my goodness, that's such an adorable picture, and wonderful capture!

Janie said...

Wow, great catch on the kiss - even if it probably wasn't meant to be all that loving!

troutbirder said...

Great pictures. That predator call for the Marsh Hawks blew my mind!

Leora said...

That's quite a photo! What an interesting pair.