Saturday, January 29, 2011

Male House Finch of The Vermilon River A Post to Camera Critters # 147



These guys showed up with the purple Finch. I was lucky to get their photos as they're as hard to shoot as Chickadees with the constant flitting around. Also their colouring is a raspberry red as opposed to the purple finch. I think neither the camera nor photoshop likes the raspberry red. The other shots are not as good in their depiction of the raspberry red, so I may not post them. I'll see.

These are the photos that I mixed up with the purple finch in an other post, so here they are now. In that post I gave the following facts:
1) A flock of house finches is called a development of finches.
2)They were imported from the SW US in the 40's and spread from there.
3) That wonderful raspberry red may be yellow because of diet and is called a variant.

Foe more details see http://identify.whatbird.com/ and http://sdakotabirds.com/

A post to Camera Critters @ http://camera-critters.blogspot.com/

30 comments:

  1. The males house finches do have a pretty color on them. I do not see them very often.

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  2. They are a colourful addition to the forest also.It's as if nature is offsetting the gray days with bright birds.

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  3. What charming birds - and shots.

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  4. Hi Gary...the first time I saw one of the House finches(Male) at my feeder I thought that it might be a seasonal difference in appearance, but was when confused because I also had some that really where the Purple finch..did the digging and found out about the House finch!!
    Nice color to add to mix!!

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  5. Good job here as I have only gotten one good House Finch image myself. Very flighty characters to say the least!

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  6. To Grammie G: It's that raspberry red isn't it?

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  7. Hi John. Especially when they're mixed in with the purple finch.

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  8. Oh buoy! Very cute bird...my mom should see these snaps.

    Vrinda

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  9. Thanks Vrinda, and I hope your mom gets to see them.

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  10. They're pretty with their delicate coloring.

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  11. They are nice and friendly, well, to me, they look lovely.

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  12. Hi Shelly. They are pretty and a very welcome addition.

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  13. Hi Bob. Thanks for the great words.

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  14. Very pretty birds, and great captures.

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  15. Thanks Al, and pretty they are.

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  16. Excellent job showing the markings of these sweet little birds. Here in TX, they are daily visitors and I find them to be just delightful. They surprise me with their lovely song during these winter months. Have only seen one, once, up in Cape Breton, and as you say, found it difficult to get a good photo. ~karen

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  17. A very informative post with beautiful photographs.

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  18. I love the extra facts you included -- I learned something new today thanks to you :-) Plus getting to see lovely photos -- I really like the colors of these little birds.

    Visiting via Camera Critters

    Marie
    bonkersinbarnhart.com

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  19. Nice shots! I've never seen a House Finch among our yard birds, though we should have them. Or, maybe I have seen a few, but looked too quickly and thought they were the Purple Finches that overwinter here.

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  20. We have a family of house finches that nest in our yard every year. Every once in a while they make friends with the bluebirds that pop through in the summers
    : )

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  21. great shots, we have the house finches visit the garden too

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  22. To KaHolly. Great little birds they are.

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  23. Thanks Willard for the visit and kind words.

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  24. Hi Marvin. They are rivals to Purple Finches so maybe you have overlooked them.

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  25. Hi SK, and welcome to the Blog. I checked out your web. You're a very talented artist and designer.

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  26. Hi Crafty. Thanks for the kind words.

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  27. Hi Marie. Thanks for the visit and kind words.

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