Tuesday, April 8, 2014
A pair of purple finches has been cozying up to the sunflower seed feeder. With their strong, broad beaks, they chomp away at the seeds, dropping bits and pieces as they work at eating, all the while clinging to a perch. Then they drop to the ground and clean up the little bits of seed that have dropped.
This pair appears quite healthy with feathers and markings that are distinctive, not weather or age worn. They kept trading places at the feeder with chickadees and one female cardinal, all eager to get their fair share of sunflower seeds.
It will be interesting to see if this pair returns to the feeder later this summer. Maybe there will be little finches in the future!