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!