Food fight

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Susan Taylor photo

These two pine siskins are duking it out over who gets the best seeds from this feeder in order to prepare for winter. Pine siskins, a member of the finch family, are a constant presence here in the Borderlands and have a fairly unique metabolism that they can ramp up for several hours at a time in order to keep themselves warm on freezing winter nights. If you have a photo of wildlife in your backyard you’d like to share, send it in to