Siskin (Carduelis spinus), adult male
Siskin (Carduelis spinus), adult male; everything adult type, primaries, secondaries, tertails, greater coverts, alulas etc..
Siskin (Carduelis spinus). 2cy female, note the four unmoulted outer greater coverts, unmoulted tertails and secondaries etc. Tail was moulted. Not so pretty as the adult male..
Yesterday I bought some more peanut nets (I want them in the garden as long as possible haha). I hung two in the garden. Right now, while I'm typing this posts there are up to eight birds feeding on the peanuts, incredible!
I also took a little effort to try and photograph them. This is the result:
Siskin (Carduelis spinus), 2cy female; note the unmoulted greater coverts & tertails
Siskin (Carduelis spinus), 2cy male; note the unmoulted greater coverts (inner two/three moulted)