Saturday, April 4, 2009

Purple Finch

The Purple Finch is a new bird for me this year.

The first day I saw and photographed the male Purple Finch I was not sure that I really had a Purple Finch. Cornell University did confirm for me this bird is a Purple Finch.

He is really pretty, and not to slight the House Finch any, but I sure was glad that he is a Purple Finch. Last summer one time I thought I had a Purple but it was a House.
In the last year I have learned alot about looking really close for the differences in similiar birds. It paid off this time.
These were taken at the house in Rockwood,
I have not seen a Purple at home.
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13 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I'm so glad you found out that he/they are Purple Finches. They do have very white undersides, don't they??? And that female has a huge white eyebrow.

I'm still not sure I could tell the difference ---but I keep reading and learning.

Glad you got one!!!!
Have a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Mildred said...

Such great photos!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Another beautiful bird.
Blessings,Ruth

Susie said...

I love how the photos show such great detail.

George said...

I don't think we've seen a purple finch here yet, but we keep hoping.

lisaschaos said...

Very nice shots! I have thought I had purple ones but each time was only house. You done great!

Willard said...

They do come to my wife's feeder, but the situation is not ideal for photography so I have no photos of them, but I can enjoy looking at them here. Good job!

Natural Moments said...

Here in Western Washington I havn't had the pleasure of seeing purple finches yet, but when we lived in Central WA, we were lucky to see them along with Cassin's finches. Nice photos Leedra.

Bird Girl said...

How nice that you see the Purple Finch - I rarely see one - and wow - the female is very attractive! Nice photos!

ivars krafts said...

Very attractive photos, Leedra! Thank you.

Mary said...

Very beautiful! Once you see them, you remember what they are. The color in the male is so pretty and the female is pretty, too.

Shellmo said...

Congrats on your purple finch! They are such pretty singers!

Pam said...

Great shots. He is a pretty bird.

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