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House Finches at the Feeder

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.

Comments on: "House Finches at the Feeder" (8)

  1. Hi Linda, We’re at our little cabin on the top of a mountain in Arkansas. I’m sitting here by the fireplace drinking my coffee, AND looking outside at the little Nuthatches and other birds. I always bring birdseed for them when we come…. What a life…

    Great pictures of your finches.

  2. TexWisGirl said:

    i love these little flashes of color, too. 🙂

  3. They are such friendly birds! And they continue to love building their nests around houses, which does result in disaster at times!

    • Hi Ginny, Though I never have had problems with House Finches building nests near the house, there was that time a year ago when those Carolina Wrens started nesting in the hanging potted Fuschia plants at my old home. Have a tremendously nice evening!

  4. They are pretty and pleasant too. Your post just reminded me that though we had finches here most of the winter I haven’t seen them in recent weeks. I wonder why!

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