Tuesday, April 5th, 2022


Purple? Red? House?

Male House Finches can come in many different shades of red or even yellow and orange, depending on their diet. Some even take on a vibrant color that might remind of raspberries. And if they do that, they often get confused with another bird that is high on the wishlist of many backyard birdwatchers – the Purple Finch. It is not a mythical creature, it is not the name for House finches with a raspberry hue, and it is around a lot less than House Finches. Once you know their differences, you will be able to more easily know what you got. I had the pleasure of having a Purple Finch visiting yesterday, so I made a little chart that might help learning some of their most obvious markers. The two single photos are both also the Purple. He stayed so long that a little snow accumulated on his head.


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riverwindphotography: Beauty in the Spruce©…

Sunday, April 11th, 2021


Beauty in the Spruce

© riverwindphotography, March 2021

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House FinchesCarpinteria, February 4, 2021

Monday, February 8th, 2021

House Finches

Carpinteria, February 4, 2021

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nunoxaviermoreira: House Finch by Chris Thomas 6 San Francisco…

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019


House Finch by Chris Thomas 6 San Francisco https://flic.kr/p/2fS7ZYu

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House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)Carpinteria Salt Marsh…

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)

Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve, 2019-05-08

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greenandflex: little boss

Sunday, April 28th, 2019


little boss

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speakingofnature: The House Finches (Carpodacus mexicanus) seem…

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019


The House Finches (Carpodacus mexicanus) seem to appreciate a few grapes placed alongside the usual seed mixtures in our backyard feeders.

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Sometimes Tumblr’s image cache decides my morning needs to be a…

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Sometimes Tumblr’s image cache decides my morning needs to be a little more surreal.

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