Wednesday, March 11, 2009
This winter has been terrific for viewing birds in my backyard. I've had everthing from Flickers, Red and White breasted Nuthatches, Chickadees, Sparrows. Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers, Juncos, Blue Jays, Robins, and of course all kinds of Finches. I can finally pick out the difference between the House Finches and Gold Finches. There has been a male Finch that is orange instead of the usual pinkish red ones that you normally see. He is just as orange as a pumpkin! I thought that maybe I had a new Finch! After doing some research, I found out that this guy is just a variation of the House Finch that can even have a yellowish tint to to them. I've been trying to get a photo of him, but either I've got the camera and don't see him come or he's there and I can't get to the camera fast enough. As soon as can get a picture of him I will post it. Wish me luck!