For many years now I have been envious of our friend Rosemary who gets Siskins in the garden of her house near Calpe, along with many other species. I know these birds are around in Spain and many people have seen them, often in the pine woods, but not me. Imagine my surprise then when I looked out of the kitchen window while visiting my Mother in Law in England and spotted several small greenish birds eating the seed on the feeders there. Taking in their size and colouring I was thinking they must be the birds which have so far evaded me so I got busy with the camera while John went to find the bird book. Sure enough they were the elusive Siskins, what a result!