Nature Through My Lens

Finch

Purple Finch

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A Purple Finch (

) perched in a big Cedar tree, with the Sun shining through.


Sisters

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A pair of Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus) females perched in a Japanese Maple tree!


Stink Eye

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This male House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) sitting in a tangle of branches seems to be giving me the stink eye! Don’t blame him, I’d be miserable sitting out in the pouring rain too!


Bookends

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A pair of American Goldfinch males, Spinus tristis, on the Niger Feeder. The whole yard was in shadow with the sun going down except for a beam of light, highlighting these two birds! It was quite amazing!


I’m Proud

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A male House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)


Puffed

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An American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) stands on the edge of the bird bath, all puffed up against the cold


In the Sun

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Caught in a setting ray of the sun, a female House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) She’s standing on our birdbath surrounded by Columbine flowers.


Goldie

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A dominant American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) male perched on a branch. I say dominant becuase he spends half his day chasing away other Goldies from the feeders in our yard!


Pretty in Purple

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A Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus) This little guy is a male and he is this years fledgling. See the baby mouth!


Sad in the Rain

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Here’s another LBJ (little brown job) all puffed up against the cold wet weather.  This time a Pine Siskin, looks quite displeased with the whole issue.  Never mind, it’s getting warmer later this week!


I See You

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A female House Finch.  This little bird in this years fledgling.  Despite the weather she seems to be doing quite well.  One can tell the age by the beak.  See the yellow at the back of the beak?  That’s from when she was a baby and she use to open her beak very wide so Mum would feed her!


Against the Cold

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This male American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) perched in the bushes all puffed up against the cold and rain.


Red

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A male House Finch


Ms. Purple

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Here’s todays Finch, a pretty Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus) hen in the Lilac tree.


Portrait of a Finch

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A pretty House Finch hen in her spring finest


On the lookout

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A pretty American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) on a Maple tree coming into leaf. The white in the background is the neighbours house. This guy was singing his head off!


That Shy Look

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An American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) male.


On the Orange Side

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An orange morph of a male House Finch (Haemorpous mexicanus). The House Finch can vary in colour from yellow through red to orange.


House Finch

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A beautiful House Finch


Puffed Up

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A female Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus) sits in a bush, surrounded by snow, all puffed up against the cold


A Pretty One

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A pretty little House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) male in the tangle of branches of a bush in our backyard. House Finch colours can vary from yellow through red to orange. As with a lot of birds, the male is the colourful one.


House Finch

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A pretty little male House Finch. He looks like he’s a little shy!


In a Tangle

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A pretty little male House Finch in a tangle of branches.


House Finch

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A male House Finch