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




10 comments:

  1. Very pretty!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  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!

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  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.........

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

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  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

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  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!

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  7. Gorgeous photos of the House Finch!

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

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

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

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

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