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House Finches are sweet attractive little songbirds.  A small flock of the House Finches lives here on my street.  These little guys love to grab a bite to eat at my neighbor’s bird feeder.

Finches love Niger Seed, Black Sunflower Seed, and mixed prepared commercial bird seed.  The male here is the one with the red chest and the females are streaky brown.   The females look very similar to sparrows, female black birds, and female cowbirds but slightly smaller.  I took these pictures last weekend.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of that photograph.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "House Finches at the Neighbor’s Bird Feeder" (6)

  1. I love Finches —well, all except Pine Siskins… AND–I don’t dislike them in SMALL numbers… However, in winter, we have so many that they scare away our Goldfinches and House Finches… BUT–once the Siskins leave, the Goldfinches come back and are here all summer… SO pretty!!!!! (Haven’t seen many House Finches though this summer.)

    Hugs,
    Betsy

    • Hi Betsy, I know about the crowds of Pine Siskins there in the ‘glade. Glad your Goldfinches are around. Our songbirds seem to be stable here right now. I have been seeing fewer of the big waders and more of the little birds here. That is probably the Summer pattern in the Villages. Have a great Thursday tomorrow and enjoy the golf course & any deer you may spot!

  2. i love these sweet birds.

  3. Yes, these are very pleasant little birds. They live here in large numbers too and stay for the winter. Pretty little splashed of color and quite friendly. Sure do eat a lot of sunflower seeds!

    • Hi Montucky, Yes, these bird do enjoy being around people – especially porch life. I recall having them around a lot when we lived at the lake in TN in Fairfield Glade. Glad you have them there. Have a great Friday tomorrow!

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