Pine Siskins are small streaky brown birds that resemble sparrows but are related to the goldfinches. They are distinguished by white lines on their wings and yellow edging on their wings and tails with males and females looking identical. They are found in the area all year round although they are seen more often in early spring and mid-summer. They spend their days actively foraging for seeds and can spend the better part of a day at a thistle feeder. They will also wait around a sunflower feeder to get the leftovers from larger birds that are messy eaters. Learn more about the Pine Siskin on its Featured Critter page.