#2553 PINE SISKIN
This is the little brown bird one sees flying up off the winter roads as one drives throughout the Adirondacks, earning it the nickname of "suicide bird". It is a bird that prefers the cold north country and is only apt to be seen at our bird feeders in the dead of winter, when it may appear in flocks.
As is true of most LBJ's [little brown jobs], it is much more attractive when seen close-up than one might have thought. The Pine Siskin has a sharply-pointed conical beak and sports very pretty yellow edging on many of its wing and tail feathers.
This Pocketknife carving is mounted for the table or shelf on an attractive base of Adirondack driftwood, numbered, signed, and dated on the underside by the artist.
Currently available at the Essex Ice Cream Cafe, 2314 Main St., Essex, NY. (518) 570-9073