Tag: house finch

Great Start to the Year

Diversions, like planning and going on our 20th anniversary trip (good interruption) as well as dealing with a failing golf cart which I use to get around our property when I go out birding (bad experience), business constraints (good for business – bad for… Continue Reading “Great Start to the Year”

Special Session of the House Finch Assembly

Apparently, I came upon a special session of the House Finch monthly meeting. They are so lovely!

Winter Friends

Some bird species migrate long distances between the breeding and non-breeding seasons. Others are full time residents. Here are a few birds that I consider welcome friends during our chilly winters. We live on a line between the Black-capped Chickadee and the Carolina Chickadee… Continue Reading “Winter Friends”

Bees versus Birds

Yesterday, I posted about the House Finches that stopped by to enjoy the fresh fruit I hung in a tree. I retained a few photos to present in this post, in order to share the talent of one of the finches. When I first… Continue Reading “Bees versus Birds”

An Apple a Day

There’s a apple tree out by the old barn that bears quite a bit of fruit. When they are ripe, I often pluck one off the tree as I am traveling around looking for birds and other wildlife. Last year I noticed that some… Continue Reading “An Apple a Day”

Watch & Learn

This baby House Finch (the noisy one) seems to be demanding that his father (the red one) feed him. Rather than give into the little one’s expectations, it appears that the father and mother (which shows up a bit later) are teaching the fledgling… Continue Reading “Watch & Learn”

Rear Window

In the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock movie, Rear Window, Jimmy Stewart plays a photojournalist who recently broke his leg. To alleviate his boredom while confined to a wheelchair, he takes up peering out of his back window at his neighbors. When we first built our… Continue Reading “Rear Window”

Lovin’ The Rustic Look

I take pictures, but I’m not really a photographer. I keep the camera setting on auto-focus because I can’t fathom having to do that on my own with the speed and directional changes that birds make. I only minimally understand the lighting “stuff” about… Continue Reading “Lovin’ The Rustic Look”

THREE Minutes of Avian Delight

The sun was shining and I had filled the platform feeder in the Pond Meadow with black sunflower seeds, safflower seeds and peanuts. It didn’t take long before the “Usuals” showed up to receive my offerings. It was a glorious day – partly because… Continue Reading “THREE Minutes of Avian Delight”

Winter Sunshine

Yesterday, I went out to the pastures for the first time in seven days. The weather and work commitments had prevented me from getting outdoors. I really needed it. It is truly my happy place, and it offers me almost a meditative experience. The… Continue Reading “Winter Sunshine”