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A lot of House Finches have been around lately.  These small birds are charming!  They love taking Millet seed from the bird feeder.  The male has his bright red and brown plumage still from the Spring when he and his mate were starting their family.  The female is brown and streaked.  Both like the company of other smaller birds such as Carolina Chickadees, Chipping Sparrows, and even the larger Brown-headed Cowbirds.

Most finches love seeds, broken pieces of nuts, and smaller pieces of fruits and berries to eat.  They often browse in the grass for grass seed and other native plant (weeds) seeds.  I took these pictures in my yard and from my living room window on July 21, 2012 and again on July 24, 2012.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.  Enjoy!

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

  1. Hi Linda, Great pictures… We have a few House Finches but not nearly as many as we do Goldfinches… I love the males with their red heads…

    We don’t have Cowbirds (at least i haven’t seen any)–but we do have some Catbirds…

    Have a good day and stay COOL.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    • Hi Betsy, Would you believe I have only seen a single Goldfinch here? I did not get the picture of it, either. I don’t think we have many Catbirds at all here. We have loads of the Cowbirds along with the Blackbirds and the Starlings. No Grackles at all. I am hopeful that we will get some rain tonight or tomorrow. Have a wonderful afternoon and evening!

  2. TexWisGirl said:

    i like these sweeties, too. 🙂

  3. House Finches are a handsome species- it’s always fun to see them!

  4. This reminded me that I’ve seen fewer finches here lately. There lots of them all winter and on into summer but they have thinned out. Strange.

    • Hi Montucky, Maybe they flew East for a short vacation – just kidding of course. We do have a lot of ’em around. Have a very good day tomorrow!

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