[Tweeters] House finches at my house

Hal Michael ucd880 at comcast.net
Tue Jul 3 06:39:49 PDT 2018


This is "Fledgling Time" with all the young of the year out and about. Most will look like females. Like most teenagers they will be hungry, reasonably clueless, and entertaining. BTW, we had an absolutely gorgeous male House Finch at the feeder a few days ago. The red was, somehow, smoother and more even than normally see.


Hal Michael
Science Outreach Director, Sustainable Fisheries Foundation
Olympia WA
360-459-4005
360-791-7702 (C)
ucd880 at comcast.net


> On July 3, 2018 at 12:30 AM Vaughn Rhoden <vrhoden at comcast.net> wrote:

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> For the last few weeks I have had more House Finches at my place in Vancouver since, well, forever.

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> I have seen as many as a dozen in the trees in my yard. They are quite tame. They will come sit on the railing of our deck and check us out while we are sitting out there.

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> They have been hammering our sunflower feeder. They leave the thistle to the Goldfinches.

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> I don’t know if food is otherwise scarce or what.

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> There seem to be more females than males but there is one really nice male with cardinal red on his head and breast.

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> It’s been a pretty birdy late spring/early summer. In the last week we have had Am and Lesser Goldfinch, House Finch, Steller’s Jay, our resident Anna’s, Red Breasted Nutcracker, a resident Towhee, Robins, Bushtits, very vocal Crows, song sparrow and what I believe was a peregrine falcon. It was high over the neighborhood and giving a rapid up-slurred call, and would kite like a kestrel, but it seemed to be considerably larger than a kestrel. It was gone before I could retrieve my binoculars.

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