November 29, 2009

Purple Finch

I still have at least one pair of Purple Finches around but don't know how long they will stay. Now the the nights are in the mid 20's, I expect them to be flying south any day now. I haven't seen any House Finches in the last couple of weeks.

First the male Purple Finch. With all the sun, his colors are still pretty bright even though he was in the shade. I was actually surprised when he and the Mrs. showed up at the feeders and weren't a little bit shy.

And of course we can't forget the female Purple Finch. I think she is one of the prettier finches here with all the dark spots on her chest.