Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Finch On The Feeder(s)

 
This guy seems to think he is a Baltimore Oriole!
But, he's House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus), a bird in the finch family Fringillidae.
 
 
After sampling the grape jelly, he returns to the more familiar fare. 


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53 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful little bird and so colorful!! Your photos are superb as always, Karen!! Thank you for sharing the beauty! Hope your week is going well!!

Gary Phillips said...

Nice shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh he - and your pictures- are gorgeous!

WOW!!!! So beautiful!!!!!

Kim Hkiss said...

Wow very clear shot! Seems that the finch has experience an identity crises? Hehehe!

Kim,USA

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Beautiful how he makes a choice!

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

Karen, he is beautiful! I've tried piercing fruit on my fleur de lis shepherd's hook, but not even any looks. You did a great job capturing this vibrant bird. :)

Leovi said...

Yes, beautiful bird, great photos!

Joop Zand said...

Really BEAUTIFUL..... good sharpness and lovely colors.

greetings, Joop

DeniseinVA said...

Beautiful! These photos put a smile on my face! Thank you Karen!

TexWisGirl said...

so very cute! great shots of him!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

It's almost time for me to put the seed out again. I read that birds will try something a few times before they continue to eat it. Like we acquire a habit.

Willow said...

Beautiful Red Siskin ?? I love finches such curious fellows.

Nancy J said...

Stunning, great close-up, thanks so much for showing us the beautiful birds at your place. Cheers, Jean

Linda W. said...

Nice close-ups. It's like that little bird was posing for you!

Debbie said...

AWESOME close ups!!

and a great place to secure the fruit, i may steal that idea!!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Pretty darned colorful, your pictures are. It's a beautiful bird!!

Margaret Gosden said...

Lovely macro shots! I use a Canon G7 mostly. Great information on the wind turbines. I HOPE someone is reading and listening!!

Buttons said...

Wow Karen I love these shots. Pretty bird. B

beccagivens said...

Lovely close up and detailed shots! Great colors too! Bravo!

beccagivens said...

Lovely close up and detailed shots! Great colors too! Bravo!

eileeninmd said...

Pretty male finch, great shots! Have a happy week!

Carver said...

Great shots of the finches at the feeders.

Elephant's Child said...

What a charmer.

Electra said...

These are great!!

simply bev said...

Beautiful shots! Looks like maybe he was enjoying having his portrait taken!

Barb said...

What magnificent closeups! He's at the buffet.

Jeannie Marie said...

Oh such a cutie! I can't seem to entice the birds to my house.

Kusum Sanu said...

Great shots of delightful pics!

Indrani said...

Lovely profile shot in the last one. I think they are your friends. :)

Andrea said...

haha, we also used to tell our dog, maybe he thinks he is a man!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh so cute! I love the orange/jelly feeder. I've heard that orioles like oranges. (We don't have those birds here...maybe if I put them out we'd get them ;>).. at least it'd be a special treat for the finches (those we have).

Timur said...

Hello,

i´am here for the first time on your Blog....Just great photos what i can see !

Awesome !

Greetings from Germany

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful shots!

Gemma Wiseman said...

The little House Finch is adorable in all these photos. Love how he seems to be peeking in one photo.

Mersad said...

That cut orange is a nice touch! :)

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a handsome bird!

Kenneth C Schneider said...

Great close-ups and interesting to see that the finches have such varying tastes!

Kerri Farley said...

Oh he is SOOOOO Handsome!!

Phil Slade said...

Brilliant shots Karen, especially that first one. He certainly knows what he's after.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful image of the birds. Love its color.

grammie g said...

Hi Karen... One of my favorites especially in winter with there lovely color!!
Great shots!!

Grace

Dave said...

Lovely post, good detail in the images

Karin M. said...

These are super nice shots ...
great photo work.
Best regards, Karin

Lisa Gordon said...

He is adorable, Karen, and you sure are feeding him well!!

Sandy Carlson said...

These birds have an excellent hostess!

Rambling Woods said...

Really... I have never seen a house finch with a sweet tooth... Thank you for joining Nature Notes... Michelle

lina@women said...

Awesome bird shots, Karen. Cute poses :)
Thanks for dropping by!

EG CameraGirl said...

Classic case of "Who am I, Why am I here, Where am I going?" ;))

Andy said...

Who needs exotic parrots when we have beautiful birds like this.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Gorgeous bird!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

So Beautiful!!!

Genie Robinson said...

You have made him a very happy camper. Fab captures. genie

ladyfi said...

What wonderful shots.