Sunday, July 7, 2013

House Finch Update

It does not take a long time to feed birds in the Piedmont before realizing that the predominant bird at our seed feeders is what I affectionately call the "Hollywood Finch": House Finch, that is.  And these jokers stick to feeders like glue.  Even when I've shut them down for weeks at a time, the Hollywoods show up within an hour.  Despite the gluttony they provide a distinct calming feeling for me.  I can take my usual "bird spot" and watch their doings - with chirpings and squabbles - for a long time.  This summer has been no exception.  There are plenty of finches.  Hungry, amusing, and likely to be around for awhile.  Thank heaven for small blessings!

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