This House Finch is a female. She likes the Millet Seed that I put in the bird feeder. House Finch females or hens, are a medium-brown with a lighter more ivory chest that is streaked with brown. The bird has a wedge-shaped beak or bill. She is a seed eater and will also eat small fruits. As her name says, she likes staying around houses, especially porches.
The House Finches here will fly under the porch here into the exposed crawl spaces.I think that they do this to avoid Hawks and also to stay out of the cold wind. Smart birds. The males look like the females but have a Salmon red color on their heads, and throats during the nesting season. I believe that these birds will stay in this area all Winter. I took these pictures in my yard yesterday, November 4, 2012. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!