The House Finches were just mobbing the bird feeder all day long yesterday. I have been refilling my feeder every two-and-a-half days now. The finches seem to flit between the porch rail, the ground, the metal feeder pole and the actual feeder. They take turns. A good thing since I am now seeing the House Finches come in groups of eight to ten at a time. I think that almost the whole flock is grabbing the Millet and Black Oil Sunflower seeds.
The male House Finches are the ones with the slightly red head and chest. The females are streaky, light and dark brown. Finches are fairly small birds. By the way, I am now also seeing a couple of the Goldfinches here, too. Not often do I see the yellow and black Goldfinches. They are beautiful! I took the picture of the House Finches yesterday and the Goldfinch on 9/4/12. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!