Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Purple Finches are lovely birds, the male with his raspberry red wash. The more subtle female has a white eyebrow, a nice clue to tell her apart from the similar looking female House Finch. One trick to tell the male Purple Finch from the male House Finch is to look at their flanks. The male Purple Finch has very little streaking there, the male House Finch is noticeably more streaked. You can learn a lot about birds, just by watching your feeders.
Photos © Lillian Stokes, 2007