Our bird feeder gets the usual visitors...
pine siskins, goldfinches. The latest visitors to stop by on their way north have specialized beaks. At first glance you may think there is something wrong with them.
They are Red Crossbills, although the female is more yellow. Their odd-shaped bills are used to pry open pine cones to get at the seeds. They travel in flocks and are pretty greedy. It only took them a day to eat half the seeds in the feeder.