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July 01, 2008

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The Zen Birdfeeder

Trish - kind of hard to say with the info provided and not knowing where you saw it. Try using WBU's rightbird online field guide to select attributes to help you identify it.
http://whatbird.wbu.com/mwg/_/0/attrs.aspx

trish daly

i looked out my window this morning and saw a bird in my backyard I haven't seen before. It had a very bright red head and a full gray/black body. It wasn't a woodpecker so I wondered if anyone knew what this type of bird is. thanks.

The Zen Birdfeeder

Fred - thanks for visiting and hope to hear from you often!

Fred Farnsworth

Years ago I became a backyard bird watcher when I was home caring for my young children. I live in Connecticut and had 40+ different birds in my own back yard. I used the Petersen books to identify them. Life has gotten busy and I don't get to sit and watch out my back window any more but I am thrilled to find your blog - I'll be checking back!

The Zen Birdfeeder

Birdfreak - thanks much. I don't get House Finches at my house (I get Purple Finches) but I found these facts quite interesting too!
Marie Louise - thanks and welcome to my blog. I appreciate your visit and your comment and hope you enjoy!
Lana - yeah, those Long Island people....
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Toni - they're considered year round in New York so probably are in your neck of the woods as well. Thanks for your comment!

toni

This was interesting. this year I have more house finches than last year. I always thought they stayed around in my area. I didn't realize they migrated. do you think a few do stay.

Lana

Very interesting stuff! I grew up on Long Island & never knew that...

I tried posting my caption for your contest to that post, but it said comments weren't allowed there..?

Marie Louise

Years ago I became a backyard bird watcher when I was home caring for my young children. I live in Connecticut and had 40+ different birds in my own back yard. I used the Petersen books to identify them. Life has gotten busy and I don't get to sit and watch out my back window any more but I am thrilled to find your blog - I'll be checking back!

Birdfreak

Great post! House Finches are interesting, and a beautiful easy bird for kids to study.

I love the color variations, we had one with orange plumage a few years ago, so neat!

Good birding to you!

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