The Pine Siskin is a North American bird, part of the finch family. It is quite tiny, very streaky brown with yellow markings. It migrates over "an extremely sporadic range" and we often will go through an entire winter without seeing a single one. Imagine my excitement when this morning a very large flock of them were in my back yard.
The two pictures above are off the internet. The one below is one I took and I am SO sorry it is not only blurry but you have to crane your neck sideways to see it. Being a techno idiot I don't know how to fix this so you'll just have to believe that all those blurry objects in the bird bath are indeed Pine Siskins. At one time the entire bird bath was full of them. Half an hour later they had disappeared. I wonder if they'll come back.
Anyway, that was my morning joy. How is your day going?