Nature Through My Lens

House Finch

In the Rain


A pair of House Finches (Carpodacus mexicanus) perch on the branch of a bush in the rain.



A male House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) in it’s fine Autumn attire.

Flower Eater


A House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) eating the petals of a Rose of Sharon flower!

On Watch


A female House FInch (Carpodacus mexicanus) sitting in the Rose of Sharon Bush. She was keeping a sharp eye on something out there!

Ms. Pretty


A pretty female House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)



A male House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) sits high in a Cedar tree, keeping an eye on things around him!



The other day, we bought a new feeder. It is proving to be very popular with the birds and has be very busy. Here a pair of male House Finches (Carpodacus mexicanus). The one on the left is the normal colour and the one on the right is an Orange morph.

Spring Love


A pair of House Finches (Carpodacus mexicanus) perced on a branch of the Empress tree.

Stink Eye


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!

Out in the Rain


A pretty orange morph female House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) perches in a Japanese Maple in the rain.

Out in the Rain


A pair of female House Finches (Carpodacus mexicanus) sitting on the end of a branch of the Japanese Maple. They were eating the buds off the Maple!

In the Rain


A lovely female House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) sitting on a branch of the Rose of Sharon bush in the rain. I feel much better for the birds now the temperature is back above 0 and the ice is gone!

A Cutie


A lovely little female House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) perched in our Rose of Sharon Bush.

Keeping an Eye Out


A male House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) keeping a close eye on the sky. We have had a Hawk dropping in recently so I think the little birds are cautious!

Way Up There


This female House FInch (Carpodacus mexicanus) has picked almost the highest branch of this Maple tree to perch and have a look around.

In the Rain


Another gloomy lightless rainy day. It didn’t seem to bother the birds, who were quite active at our feeders. A male House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) waits for a break in the action

On Watch


A handsome House Finch male keeping a eye of his surroundings.

The Softness of Time


A female House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) is looking a little forlorn with the first snow of the year a week or so ago!

Puffed Up


A pretty House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) On this cold day he was all puffed up against the cold. In the cold, birds puff up like this so the space between their feathers can be warmed by their body, keeping them warm. Just like a nice down filled coat!

I’m Proud


A male House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)

In the Sun


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

I See You


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!



This House Finch has a sharp eye out.  There’s been a hawk about!

Sunday Finch

Sometimes you just have to stop and smell the flowers!