The signs of fall are starting to show up with the leaves on some trees, shrubs and plants starting to change colour. You may also hear or see groups of ducks and geese starting to congregate on the water or fly overhead. Something different this summer are large numbers of Pine Siskins flying about the area looking for thistle and other plant seeds which they love. They are an ‘eruptive’ species that move about in larger groups from time to time seeking areas with abundant food supplies. These small brown stripy birds have a lot of yellow on their tail and flight feathers. Their call is like a husky sounding American Goldfinch.