Tuesday, November 20, 2018

A Visit from the House Finch

I've been keeping by feeders filled with lots of black-oil sunflower seeds, saffron seeds, and suet cakes for the birds. With the weather turning colder, they are in need of food.

The House Finch is often mistaken for a Purple Finch but if you look at the pic below, you can see more of a brownish color on top of his head. This is an indicator this is a House Finch and not a Purple Finch. 

The House Finches have been flocking to the feeders and I am thankful to have food for them.

These birds aren't migratory birds so they visit my feeders year round here in Western Kentucky. It is a fairly new bird to Kentucky and was first reported in the early 1970s. 

Happy Thanksgiving - Judy.

Linking to:

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturdays
Camera Critters on Saturday

Mosaic Monday @ Normandy Life on Saturday
I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon

Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready attention

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity

Friday Photo Journal @ Serendipity is Sweet

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound on Friday

Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch


  1. Very pretty!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. I always forget how to tell the difference...thanks for letting us know. We have house finches in our feeders off and on all year long. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. I love to read your informative posts, details make such a difference. i’m Sure this little guy is very thankful for you too! Beautiful shots! Happy Thanksgiving Judy.........

  4. Hello! The House finch looks cute. Have a great week ahead!

  5. i had a pair each year want to nest behind my porch light in a covered entry. I had to put up a towel rolled up to block them. I enjoy them but not that close

  6. Hello, adorable captures of your House Finch! He is beautiful. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend!

  7. Gorgeous photos of the House Finch!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. ...he looks like he's blushing.

  9. What a cute one. Love you "vink". So it is called in my language.

  10. I have always thought that such an attractive bird deserved a better name than "House" finch!!! Great pictures!