For the last few weeks I have tried to photograph the siskin (with limited success), feeding along with redpolls on the seeds of the alder trees on the edge of Barbrook Plantation.  The redpolls have a red patch on their head:

I think the siskins must have given up on me because at least 2 of them have decided to visit us in Chesterfield during the last few days.  Here they are along with the other stars from Adam’s garden so far this winter:

I don’t think our resident blackcap was too impressed :

14-siskin and blackcap

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