|The Female is a female Purple Finch.|
|Female Purple Finch in the Back.|
Robin Robinson on her site @ http://robins-chaos.blogspot.com/. in a great essay on Waxwings, both Bohemian and Cedar has categorized bird people as bird watchers and birders. The difference she feels is that bird watchers really just watch, and maybe have a list of birds that they want to see and tick off their list. While birders want to identify and know the habitat and indeed the habits of the birds.I think there is a third group who are nature watchers, that includes the environment in all its aspects, and record it by sketching, painting, or by camera. But to do that they must know the identification, the habitat, and habits of all forest creatures including the flora. That of course is Boom and I, and we do that in our 10 mile radius.I'm not suggesting that we're experts in fact probably just passable. Which type are you?
Now some facts about House Finches:
1) A flock of house finches is known as a development of finches.
2) Imported from the SW US in the 40's to Long Island, they spread over the east. Proving that if you can make it in NY City, you can make it anywhere.
3)The male colour, the raspberry red, can change to golden yellow depending on the diet.
For more information see: http://identify.whatbird.com/ and http://sdakotabirds.com/
A post to Scenic Sunday @ http://scenicsunday.blogspot.com/