Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Just House Finches

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes


I see the House Finches occasionally in my yard. They are not regulars but nice to see, especially the male with his pretty red head, neck and shoulders. The House Finch is a moderate sized finch. Some individual males can show orange or yellow rather than the red tones. The male has a distant red breast with a streaked belly.


Above a couple of male House Finches enjoying the birdseed. Their breeding habitat is urban and suburban areas.  They eat grains, seeds and berries.


Above you can see a male House Finch with a couple of Goldfinches, you can see their size is just a little larger than than the Goldfinch.



Above is the pretty male with a female House Finch. Since in the past the House Finches have known to spread the disease that starts with their eyes. I have been checking out every House Finch in my yard.


Another comparison on the front of the feeder is a female House Finch and above is a Pine Siskin. They have the same coloring but a difference in size and the Pine Siskin has the yellow on its wings.


Not a perfect shot but I like this shot of the two male House Finches with the one female.


Join in and post your birdies and to see more beautiful and wonderful bird photos please visit:
 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's  Nature Notes.
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday and thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes.
I wish everyone a happy week ahead and Happy Birding!

63 comments:

✿ chica said...

São lindos e nos encantam sempre!!! beijos,lindo dia! chica

Giga said...

Patrzeć na takie śliczne ptaki we własnym ogródku, to wielka ptzyjemność. Mają pełne karmniki, to i Cię odwiedzają. Pozdrawiam.
Look at these beautiful birds in their own backyard, is a great ptzyjemność. Feeders are full, then you are visiting. Yours.

Kerri said...

Lovely finches!! and great feeders too!!

Yamada Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen,
Wow, they are all BEAUTIFUL finches with various colors. Yes, your pictures are all SO great♡♡♡
Thank you very much letting me know their food are "grains, seeds and berries" p;)
I always love to see your feeder♬♬♬ 

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Laura. M said...

Your photos have brought me great joy today ... are beautiful :))
Thanks for sharing.
a kiss.

Carver said...

Great shots of the house finches. I enjoy them in my yard but they tend to move too quick for me to get many shots of them.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

I really like your round wire mesh bird feeder. I'm going to look for one to hang in my tree. Hope the squirrels will not find it too much fun!! I love having the Finches visit!! Especially the golden!!

Lynne said...

How about I send you a Redpole and you send me a House Finch? Deal?

Montanagirl said...

We get both the House Finches and Goldfinches, and the Pine Siskins too. They are always fun to watch.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are so beautiful and colorful. We are seeing mostly goldfinches right now and a warbler flying with the flock!

rainfield61 said...

You may be a "God" to the birds.

With such a big feeder in the winter.

Mitzi said...

love the finches on the blue feeder. Awesome photos

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

hope you are having a great week.

always loved finches. great shots. ( :

Karen said...

The house finches are pretty little birds. I get a few in my yard once in a while.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...


We used to have a lot of those in Oregon and always enjoyed them.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I love the house finches, especially the males. It's always exciting to see a bird with color around here. You got some sweet shots!

Crafty Green Poet said...

the house finches are so pretty!

TexWisGirl said...

i like to see these sweet birds here. just a spot of color and sweet sound.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love your birds. Ours are away, gone south with the seniors!
Happy to see your Goldie girl and Wigeons! I've never heard of them!!!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

What cute little finches! I am always amazed at all the cute little visitors you get :) I guess the food really lures them in!

Leave It To Davis said...

I love that you tell about your birds...you know so much about them...even about their eye disease! Astounding to me. I might read it, but I shortly forget what I read, but I certainly do enjoy having it in my thoughts for the short period it's there. Maybe if I could see them in person, it would stay with me longer. Pretty litlle house finches and gold finches! Thanks for sharing!

Ailime said...

Olá Eileen, que belissimmas aves e fotos estupendas! Adorei. Abraço Ailime

Betsy Adams said...

As I've said, we have lots of finches this year. We have mostly Goldfinches --but also lots of female House Finches. I keep looking at them --looking for yellow, but see NONE... SO--don't think we have any Pine Siskins this year.

Great photos.
Hugs,
Betsy

DeniseinVA said...

I think they are lovely Eileen. I need to get more bird feeders!

Carole M. said...

great photo opportunities for you Eileen; lovely birds

Richard Pegler said...

What fabulous birds your House Finches (especially the males) are! Lovely photos Eileen.

HansHB said...

Great photos! Lovely to see. Your post is perfet for WBW!

NatureFootstep said...

your housefinches are so colorful. I really like to see them.

DIMI said...

Dear Eillen,great photos!!The birds are so beautiful!!And you always take care of them with your wondefrul feeders!!Hope you have a nice day!
Dimi..

mick said...

Great photos of beautiful little birds.

Brian King said...

We have both the House and Goldfinches. I enjoy them, but could do without the House Sparrows. Wonderful photos, Eileen!

bailey-road.com said...

I love seeing the finches at the feeders!

Happyone said...

We have lots of those red headed finches around my house.
Great photos as always!

Nora at Island Rambles said...

the house finches are so pretty with the red mating colors on them, we also have a Rosy Finch here sometimes.

Jen said...

But what will you do if you spot a sick one? Can they be helped?

Maria said...

Their colors are so varied!

Neil said...

Great series.

George said...

These are wonderful pictures of the House Finches. We've had a few stop by our feeders, but don't have such wonderful photos.

Carletta said...

Your photos have been learning ones for me. I get confused sometimes with the finches and the pine siskins. I had a house finch or two into late autumn and hope come spring they will show back up.
Nice shots of your yard birds Eileen!

Murr Brewster said...

I'm pretty excited to put up my brand new squirrel-buster seed feeder. I only wish I'd gotten the kind that spins the squirrels off at ninety miles an hour on a tangent. I'd never get my cat's nose off the window. Or my husband's either.

Hanne Bente said...

Nice pictures you show of some beautiful birds. Wish you a good day :)

Ramakant Pradhan said...

Some lovely pictures of the house finches.

Stewart M said...

Finches are wonderful birds - we only get sparrows!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Gattina said...

Beautiful pictures ! so sharp !

Gary said...

Great variety!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Kelly said...

...the house finches are cheery little birds. I like seeing them too.

Lorri said...

Beautiful captures~I love the photos, each one special on its own.

Debbie said...

wonderful images eileen!! you sure do see a lot of action at those feeders!!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love seenig finches on the feeder!! Among my favorite birds :)

Ken Schneider said...

Very nice photos of the finches, and an attractive feeder as well!

Phil said...

Good to see the comparison shots there Eileen. The House Finch is a asmrt looking bird with those shades of pink and red to look at. I hope they don't catch the eye disease and that if you do you can report it on. Enjoy the rest of the week, I know I will.

i stora drag said...

I can see the finches have a splendid place in your garden!
Nice photos and I think the red male is so fantastic!
Greetings Pia

Rohrerbot said...

These birds are the most numerous of birds around my feeders here in Tucson.....sometimes in the 40' and 50's! With the house sparrows, there are around 100+ birds flying around:)

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I sure do like House Finches! Your pictures are wonderful. They show how happy the birds are. Have a super nice Thursday tomorrow!

SquirrelQueen said...

The House Finches really are pretty. I really like your shot of the pair since it gives a good look at the male's coloring.

Esther Joy said...

Thanks for helping me to see the difference between the pine siskin and the goldfinch! Your pictures are really clear and beautiful!

SandyCarlson said...

A feast. What beauties.

grammie g said...

Hi Eileen...I love seeing the House Finch when they are feeding among the Goldfinches, such a nice spot of color!!
I haven't had any problems that I knew of and hope they don't get the eye problems!!
Cute Siskin, I haven't seen any in awhile!!
Grace

Bob Bushell said...

They are beautiful images, the red is superb, nice one Eileen.

Cindy said...

Lovely shots of the birds. What a variety of visitors.

Rambling Woods said...

I don't have many house finch here and I have have had the eye disease in the past..No pine siskins either.. Michelle

Amanda said...

The feeder is interesting. There's obviously something yummy about sunflower seeds too! My chickens always pick it all out first.

marit´s,,, said...

Wow so great pictures, I'm impressed.
Hugs