Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Wild Birds: House Finch

This week I had a couple of lovely little house finches visit the backyard feeder. Mrs. Finch wasn't too keen on getting her picture taken but I'm hoping she'll change her mind once she's a little more comfortable.
I'll let the photos speak for themselves so click on the first and enjoy the slide show.


Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.

34 comments:

Karen said...

Terrific close-up! These are such cute little birds! I have a finch couple that visit regularly.

TexWisGirl said...

SO cute! love the plucky stance in the 2nd one. :)

HansHB said...

Lovely photos, great to see!

Phil said...

House Fiches are a lovely looking species to have around Carletta. Your pictures do them justice. The second one looks a little like a young bird but I guess it's the wrong time of year and not knowing your precise location.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. Very cute bird.

Amy Burzese said...

I have ID some house finches recently. I've just started to try to identify birds beyond the basic ones I do know by sight.

kelley jensen said...

I love watching the finches in the spring

Carole M. said...

they are just delightful; the colourings really 'pretty' too

mick said...

Beautiful birds and great photo and I really like the way they have their beaks full of food.

Jori said...

Gorgeous! I wish that my close ups were awesome like yours. They are always amazing!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great photos! I love those birds!

Nancy said...

You really captured their beauty and color...such great shots.....

Aren't we all, including the birds, so happy spring is finally here....
Happy sunshine days to you....

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful protraits of the fnches.

Rose said...

Wonderful captures, Carletta!

Faye said...

You've perhaps solved a mystery, Carletta. I got photos of some small birds that had the same brown "pinto" markings but they didn't have the red breast. Could they still be finches? Do you have a general purpose book you'd recommend for bird ID?

Hope these cuties grow less suspicious of you. Would like to see more of them.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

That was a fun slide show!

Nicki said...

I think you did an excellent job with the close-ups.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

OH they are all so wonderful - I love the little birds.

Linda said...

Beautiful, Carletta! I love birds, and am very fond of finches.

Terri said...

Beautiful little ones!

Stewart M said...

Nice little bird - nice red hat!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Pretty!!!! I've seen them in Colorado when we lived there, but none here in South Texas.

Great photos Carletta. Oh, and LOVED your response in my comments yesterday about "is there any other kind of butter...real butter?" Touché

BAD 'Hair' DAY

Arija said...

Wish our house finches were so colourful! Wonderful shots Carletta.

Leave It To Davis said...

Thanks for the enthusiastic welcoming back! Your pictures are beautiful, as ever! I'm so glad you came and commented...I deleted everything when I deleted my blog and that included the blogs I followed....so I need everyone to come comment so that I can come visit! I remembered the two or three I had followed for years, and there were a few of you on there as followers, but the rest I need to find. Augh! At least I got rid of the zip file emails!

EG CameraGirl said...

The males are such a lovely colour.

CabinGirl said...

They're such pretty little birds. You captured them really well!

i stora drag said...

Very nice photos of those birds!
I think the mrs. looks very fine on the last one! I have never seen those in my garden!
Thanks for your comment! /Pia

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wonderful closeups of these pretty little birds. I've had a couple at my feeder the last few days. But they are too quick for me to get a picture.

Neil said...

Beautiful close-ups.

lindaakacraftygardener said...

verynice photos ... I'm sharing the common redpoll this week

Janice Thomson said...

Love to hear their songs too. great closeups Carletta.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love that slide-show feature! Cute house finches -- they were regular visitors to our feeders when we lived in Oregon.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Beautiful colors and such great shots!

Wally Jones said...

Wonderful series! I love these guys. So colorful and active.
Thank you for sharing your birds!