A photojournal of wildlife, wild flowers and forest life in a small section of Northern Ontario, Canada.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Female Purple Finch of The Vermilon River. A Post to Scenic Sunday.
1) Collective nouns for finches include such words as a charm , a company, or a trembling of Finches.
2) The Purple Finch is the State bird of New Hampshire.
3) The male during courtship rituals may jump as high as a foot with tail cocked and chest puffed.
4) The population is on the decline in the eastern US because of possible competition with the House Finch.
All facts are from http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/199/_/Purple_Finch.aspx
A post to Scenic Sunday, for more scenic sundays click here: http://scenicsunday.blogspot.com/
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Nice photos, Gary, and good info!ReplyDelete
Hi Hilke and thanks for the visit.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the good pics and info on a bird that can easily be overlooked! Well done.ReplyDelete
i'm a fan of purple finches, too. She's a looker!ReplyDelete
Hi John. Cute little girls aren't they.ReplyDelete
Hi Craig. Nice to see you again.ReplyDelete
Hi Johnny. Isn't she though!!ReplyDelete
Hi Elizabeth. Thanks for the visit and glad you enjoed them.ReplyDelete
Sweet birds, and lovely colours up close. I don't really notice the purple from a distance.ReplyDelete
A lovely pictures. Tell me, why is it the PURPLE Finch.ReplyDelete
Hi Karen. Thanks for the visit.ReplyDelete
Hi Bob. The males have all the purple.ReplyDelete
Excellent photos and information, Gary!ReplyDelete
Wonderful shots. Very cute.ReplyDelete
Hi Willaed thanks for the visit and kind words.ReplyDelete
Hi Rajesh. Good to see you again.ReplyDelete
very cute creatures! nicely captured too. thanks for the visit..have a great week!ReplyDelete
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Hi Redruby and thanks for the visit.ReplyDelete
I so love these little guysReplyDelete
Thanks for the visit Alison and they're just as attractive as the male.ReplyDelete