A lovely pair of House Finches came to dine at the bird feeder on Sunday February 26, 2012. The male is the one with that striking coral-red tone to his head. Both genders are a medium brown in color with a bit of lighter streaking on the body. They have a small wedge-shaped beak. The House Finches like to eat Millet, Sunflower Seeds, and Thistle Seeds best. They also will enjoy bits of nuts. The House Finches often stay close to structures including porches, sheds, garages and homes. This pair probably lives in my next door neighbor’s yard and comes here to the little farm to hunt for food (I am seeing the finches daily at the feeder here). The House Finches are small pleasant birds. I am very happy to have them in the yard! These pictures were all taken from inside my living room through the windows and the front porch railing. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.
February 28, 2012