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The House Finches have just mobbed the bird feeder!  They tend to come in groups of six or seven but they come early and often.  I think the Millet is the big attraction as I have not yet had any of their other favorite, Nyger or Niger Seed, in the feeder.  The Carolina Chickadees are also enjoying the feeder.   The day was sunny and cooler here yesterday.   That nice weather is great for the wildlife (I liked it too!).

The hen House Finches are brown and have a light buff-colored chest that is streaked with dark brown.  They are not as flashy as the males.  Males have a splash of red feathering on their heads during the breeding season.  These birds like being near homes and are often seen at bird feeders.  I took these pictures in my yard on August 11, 2012.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "Female House Finches and a Chickadee" (7)

  1. TexWisGirl said:

    glad they have your feeders to enjoy. we keep ours w/ mixed seed and a few sunflowers now and again all year, too. add more for winter, of course.

  2. We have quite a few House Finches also, Linda, but this year, we are loaded down with Goldfinches….One year we had tons of Pine Siskins–but none this year I don’t think…

    Hope you are enjoying this marvelous weather.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    • Hi Betsy, Yes the weather is super! I like these conditions much better than when we had thunderstorms and high humidity with that heat. Glad you have a lot of Goldfinches. I sure wish we had a few. My husband reports that he has seen one or two here but I have not. Have an outstanding day and a nice Monday tomorrow!

  3. You do see nice birds at your feeders. I have not seen a house finch in a long time. I just love the cute chickadees. Great shots.

  4. What a great photo of that little guy coming in for a landing! We have Finches here too and have had them all summer. Our Chickadees though have not been seen in recent days. Strange!

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