Spray River Trail, Banff, Alberta.
Pine Siskins eat all kinds of seeds, but they do have a fondness for the seeds of pines and other conifers. On our way back to the car, J and I saw a group of them fittingly feasting on pine cones near the trail entrance. The photos are fuzzy – the birds were a bit far and in the shade and they moved constantly. But they’re still a nice memory of a bird I’ve seen once before (at a bird feeder in East Vancouver… there were tens of them… but I never saw them at that bird feeder again).
Getting at the pine cone seeds looked a bit tricky.