Photo Friday – My Finch Friend

June 6, 2014 · 7 comments

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This fellow, and his wife oftentimes, light on the rail of my upper deck and greet the morning. What a joy to wake to the sound of their serenade!

A couple of days ago I opened the screen door and waited quietly for them to appear so I could snap a few photos.

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Here is a sample of the song of the house finch. Is it any wonder that I welcome their presence?!

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/house_finch/sounds

Happy Friday! I hope all has been well with your week. What weekend plans are on the horizon for you?

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Marian Beaman June 6, 2014 at 8:16 am

Nice photo and bird sounds tvia a link that I was unfamiliar with. When I open the window in my study my bird sounds are mostly robins and mockingbirds.

Weekend plans? Blueberry picking with the grands + a possible visit with one of my blog friends who just happens to be passing through town on her way down-state. I’m counting my blessings!

Linda Hoye June 10, 2014 at 3:47 pm

I hope you had a wonderful weekend, Marian, and that the visit with the blog friend worked out!

Dee Ready June 6, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Dear Linda, thanks so much for directing us to the finch songs. I listened to all three. I’ve never been a bird watcher, nor have I really listened to bird songs. Now I can see that I’ve been missing because the three songs I heard differed from one another. I’d best begin to listen!

I hope your weekend will be all you long for it to be. Peace.

Linda Hoye June 10, 2014 at 3:49 pm

It’s only in recent years, since I put out bird feeders, that I began to pay attention to birds, Dee. Watching them, and getting to know their habits has been a treat. That said, I’m just noticing that the feeder I put out here a couple of weeks ago has become very popular with Starlings and they are greedy birds, indeed. I may have to take the feeder down or find a way to keep them away so fhe finches can enjoy the seed.

Dee Ready June 11, 2014 at 9:45 am

Dear Linda,
I bought some birdseed and two feeders and have put them up at each end of the patio roof. Now I just need to sit quietly out there and wait for the birds and listen for their voices. Thank you. Peace.

Letty Watt June 8, 2014 at 9:26 am

Thanks for the cheery notes of birdsong. We love to watch our house finches. We have turtle doves in our new home, Jays, and Scissor tail flycatchers that we didn’t have in Kansas, but so far I’ve not been able to attract those lovely orioles.

Linda Hoye June 10, 2014 at 3:50 pm

It’s interesting the different birds in different areas, isn’t it? I’ve never seen turtle doves or scissor tail flycatchers to my knowledge. Hmmm…must look them up in my bird book!

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