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Finches at the Feeder

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This  pair of House Finches is just darling.  The male is the one with the rosy chest, neck and head.  He also has brown streaks over his tan body.  The female is tan with brown streaks.  Both have a wedge-shaped bill that they use to crack open seeds, nuts and smaller fruits and berries.   The House Finches like being near homes.  These Finches are social birds!  There is a small flock of the House Finches here but not many come to the bird feeder on a regular basis.  I took these pictures from my living room window on Jan. 19, 2013.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "Finches at the Feeder" (5)

  1. I love seeing the House Finches –especially this time of year. That red color just looks so good… I guess that is why I love Cardinals so much!!!

    11 degrees on our deck at 6:30 a.m. I am giving the birds lots of nourishment today… Poor things…


  2. TexWisGirl said:

    i’ve not seen too many here this winter. lots of goldfinches, though.

  3. i love how they are so friendly and want to build around people.

  4. The house finches are pretty, especially the colorful male. I do not see them often at my feeders. Great post, have a happy week ahead.

  5. They are sure pretty! We usually have them here too, but not this winter for some reason.

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