Tag: purple finch

Rare visitor

This is a Purple Finch. I’ve only seen this species at our property twice before. Autumn 2020 I filmed a female (which has no purple markings and looks quite similar to a female House Finch) and February 2021, during the Polar Vortex event which… Continue Reading “Rare visitor”

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”

It’s A Boy! I think.

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to film a female Purple Finch at the platform feeder in the Pond Meadow. You can read about that HERE. While this is a year when it was more possible than other years, it was still an unlikely event… Continue Reading “It’s A Boy! I think.”

A New Bird

I may be in error, but as winter crept in it seemed that the local, male House Finches tended to present with more vivid red coloring than they donned in the summer months. Perhaps it’s just an artifact of the background colors. The color… Continue Reading “A New Bird”

Have a Little Suet With Your seed

I had never heard of a Pine Siskin until earlier this autumn when there was an “irruption” of the species. An irruptive migration is when the species travels further than normal. From what I read, the Pine Siskins came farther south this fall due… Continue Reading “Have a Little Suet With Your seed”