Naturalist Notes- A Trembling of Finches

A group of Pine Siskins is referred to a ‘charm,’ ‘company,’ or a ‘trembling.’

Just as their name implies, Pine Siskins feed on seeds from pines and other conifers. This finch ranges erratically across North America, common in Ohio one winter, then completely absent the next. Watch (and listen) for large flocks of Siskins feeding in conifers, or even at your backyard bird feeder.

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