Sunday, January 29, 2017

Garden Guest: House Finches

The north side of our front yard is a certified  National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat.  Really!  We have a certificate!  You can do the same by providing food, water, cover and places for wildlife to raise their young.  It is so much fun to see all of the critters that stop by for a visit.  I have a series of posts to show you our Garden Guests.


If you would like to see more posts like this one, please hop over to my Garden Page.



Most of these photos are of House Finches, but a Goldfinch is trying to sneak into this shot.  Do you see the yellow in the bottom right?  It's hard for me to tell which type finch is on the top back side of the feeder.




The male House Finches have red markings,




while the females are less flashy.




These pictures were taken on a very cold day with just a bit of snow on the ground.




Aren't they pretty?



What's happening in your back yard?

;-)  -Marci

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos Marci! And those little birds are so precious.

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  2. Hello, your finches are pretty. Lovely series of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  3. I get flocks of these lovely little birds at my feeders (black sunflower seeds only) on our farm in MB, Canada.... So darn pretty!
    I came to visit you from Happiness is Homemade bloghop – hope you’ll make time to someday stop by my place & let me know you were there.

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  4. Love finches, they always nest on all my neighbors porches in the spring around here. Thanks for linking up at #MerryMonday!
    Kim

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  5. Beautiful pictures Marci, you also reminded me that I need to fill my feeders. lol I get a lot of the yellow finches and I actually had a bright red Cardinal the other day. Man was she pretty!

    Have a great weekend!

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