A few of the Pine Siskins have remained. I must admit, they are far more enjoyable in small numbers. In fact, they are cute little things.
How can you look at this sweet face and not like it?
The answer to that question lies in the numbers. Imagine six or seven of them squabbling at this little bird bath, and dozens more of them pushing and shoving at the feeders. In large numbers they turn into pesky nuisances. They lose all their cuteness and sweetness.
----------I suppose I feel the same way about people. I love people in relatively small numbers. I do not like crowds of them. A lover of small dinner parties, I detest huge receptions. Even when the guests are not as rude as a large flock of Pine Siskins.