Sunday, August 11, 2013

Summer Finches

House Finch sounds so dull.

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But our finches here in Florida have been colorful all summer.

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I finally figured out a spot I can take photos of our courtyard through glass and get a decent shot. At least it’s not through the screen of the window!

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54 comments:

cucki said...

aww cuteeeeeeeeeeee
kisses x

Susie said...

You got some great shots of the finch. They are pretty with the red on them. We have those come feed at the feeder with the golden finches . Hope your day is wonderful. xoxo, Susie

Musings from Kim K. said...

It's so hard to capture busy birds. You did a wonderful job. Happy Sunday!

Ann said...

He's so pretty, we only get yellow ones here. I love his color.
Ann

Jane and Chris said...

Yes we do have them too.They look as though they leaned into a pot of strawberry jam!
Jane x

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Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Such cute photos!! A great place to take them!!

TexWisGirl said...

so very cute and bright.

ann said...

Yes, we have finches here in Colorado. Great photos of your little guy. Do they stay all year long as they do here?

Stacey said...

How cute! Yes we have red house finches here all summer. They are currently my most frequent visitors at the feeders. I've been at my Dad's a lot this summer and he had a nest of them in a fern. We got to see the babies take off. :)

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

We have lots of finches, both house and purple at the feeders. Some come all year round. Love your photos, great you found a spot to take photos from without the little cuties noticing you.

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Morning Diane, These finches are adorable and you managed to get some wonderful photographs.
They are obviously very happy and love visiting your garden.
Have a lovely Sunday.
Best Wishes
Daphne

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Aw how cute! Happy Sunday my friend!

Linda

20 North Ora said...

Great pictures of a colorful little bird. So bright and cheerful.

Judy

Pondside said...

Our finches don't look anything like that sweet, colourful bird. How sweet!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Great pictures! Yes, we do have them. In fact, a couple made a nest on top of one of our porch columns this summer and had three babies! It was so much fun watching them. Not so much fun cleaning up all the the bird poo after they flew the nest, lol.

JG said...

Great job getting the photos, Diane! Birds move so quickly. Our neighbor sees Goldfinch, but I never have. I've heard them singing, though.
~Judy

Noelle the dreamer said...

That little finch is so funny...
I like yourphotos Diane and how you frame them!
Hugs,

Dorothy said...

We had finches as kids but I don't remember them being so pretty!

Vee said...

Not at my house! I'll have to enjoy yours. Screens plague me too when trying to take a shot out of doors. Always something! Glad you've found a good location.

Brenda Kula said...

I had house finches in TX, but haven't seem them here. That one is either kind of plump or has just been bathing.
Brenda

BLOGitse said...

Not here and I think not in whole Finland.
Great shots you got.
Have a good week ahead!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Cute little red finch!! A chick?
Waiting for YOU to feed!

Laurie Matherne said...

I loved your pictures! We don't have finches, but my neighbor has a parrot in her yard.

Noel Morata said...

those are colorful birds, I love the red throats, tx for sharing

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Oh how darling. I think you do great to capture this one and like you say not through a screen. Ha,ha.

Yes it does look he has been jamin with Jam.

Leovi said...

Yes, wonderful photos, exquisite colors, how beautiful finch ...!!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful captures of the colorful finch. I see both the House and Purple Finches come and go. But at different times of the year. I take a lot of my yardbird photos thru the windows. Pretty photos, have a happy week!

podso said...

Beautiful captures with your camera.

Shirley said...

We have a variety of birds here from swallows, sparrows, robins, purple martins, blue jays, to the bigger species like gulls and hawks, crows and magpies. I don't recall seeing finches though.

Babs Richman said...

Your little House Finch is so cute. I used to see them occasionally in years past, but now we seem to get mostly mocking birds, brown thrashers, cardinals and doves. I'm going to start looking again. Maybe I'm just missing them.
xo Babs

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I really like their beautiful coloring. xo

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did get some nice shots! If there are any finches here, they are the brown ones that look a lot like the wrens
I have the same problem with screen, plus I have a wrought iron, ornamental door that is hard to get a good pic thru (example - last post).
Thanks for stopping by. They are cute, but fast and hard to photograph.
Have great week.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Yeah, you did a great job at captruing these beauties through glass. I have to do the same thing in the Winter months, for the most part~

Donna said...

They are sweet little birds. We love the purple finches too. We get them at our feeder during the winter. We used to see them all the time at our other place. But now we live right next door to woodlands and before we lived on a lot of clear property.

Leave It To Davis said...

Awww....he is a cutey patootey!!!

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Oh Diane, these pictures are so cute and charming. :) Yes, we do have house finches, purple finches, and goldfinches here in N.C. We've had goldfinches this summer at our thistle feeder, and we have the other finches year-round at our safflower feeder. We've never gotten any pictures this good, though. Great job!!

Visiting from Mosaic Monday; have a wonderful week!

Denise

Diane said...

Cute pictures! One in a blue moon we see a purple finch. See a lot more gold finches.

Lavender Cottage said...

Cute little finch to pose for you, love that last photo.
Judith

Linda said...

How delightful! I love all finches. Unfortunately, being in the city I don't get to see many...in fact, very few. Great post and photos, thank you so much for sharing this beauty!

Our photos said...

Lovely bird!
Have a nice day! RW & SK

Cameron said...

Look at that great red color! I bet they are a joy to watch :)

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Incipient Wings said...

Aww! Adorable little things!
We don't have much in the way birds... There's a
Clowder of feral cats that live here and birds
Don't stop by to visit!

Sweet pics!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

What a cutie!! Love that photo of him stretching is neck for a better look. I've never seen a house finch here in Ohio that looks anything like that. We have some yellow finches that are gorgeous that we see occasionally. Of course we have the bright red cardinals here that are our state bird.

Thanks for the great photos of such a sweetie!
Blessings, Edie Marie

acreativeharbor.com said...

Oh I love this adorable little finch ~ thanks, carol, xo

Linda R said...

This little cutie has me smiling..

Hugs~

Lorrie said...

Your house finch looks like a cheery fellow. I don't think we have finches here, but I'm not much of a bird watcher so I could be wrong.
Have a wonderful week!

debra @ HOMESPUN said...

You got SUCH great shots / i love little finches ! :)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

We have house finches that visit the feeder stations in the Sandbox garden and I always think that this lovely little red headed bird got a very ordinary name. We think he is too pretty to be just an ordinary house finch. Valerie

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

We have house finches in the Sandbox garden too and love to watch them. It is too bad they have an ordinary name for a pretty bird. Valerie

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We used to have house finches at our house in Oregon..the one we sold to travel..but I really haven't seen them here at the lake and never in Florida...nice pix thru the window, which must be much cleaner than mine ;)))

Unknown Mami said...

I don't have those birds, but they are quite cute.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

These sweet birds are everywhere here in the South too, so sweet! Your photos are wonderful!
Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday,hope you'll hop back over...
Blessings,
Cindy