[Tweeters] Missing House finches

Stephen schasecredo at gmail.com
Mon Dec 27 11:16:39 PST 2021

Your missing House Finches are all at my house! I’ve been actively feeding the birds through our Whatcom windstorm which thankfully has calmed down. Overall the diversity is lower than usual: about a hundred juncos, a half dozen towhees and Fox Sparrows, a couple White-crowns and Songs, and a surprisingly large number of House Finches - about 40. On the suet: both chickadees, flickers, and a male Downy.

Most cold snaps I also have quite a few Purple Finches and often a White-throated - one winter I had three! I’m also missing the regular Golden-crowns, Steller’s Jays, and Bushtits.

In Everson,
Stephen Chase

> On Dec 27, 2021, at 10:55 AM, AMK17 <amk17 at earthlink.net> wrote:

> Enjoying the diversity of birds feeding in snow - Song sparrows, fox sparrows, golden crowned sparrows, black capped chickadees, Anna's hummingbirds, juncos, flickers, a starling just showed up, bewicks wrens, spotted towhees and bushy it's. Suddenly a bit of red appeared in the snow, a single house finch.


> Realized I haven't seen any house finches in the past day or so. Is anyone else miss missing house finches?


> Cheers,

> AKopitoV

> Seattle, Wa

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