Wild Bird Wednesday #202 – House Finch

Wild Bird Wednesday

This week I’m sharing a House Finch. They are quite common in our area, and unlike the last couple of years, there seems to be an abundance of young ones this time around. It was not unusual to see two dozen or more at the feeders in summer, so when the numbers dwindled, I couldn’t help but wonder why. According the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, House Finch Eye Disease wiped out nearly half of the finches in the eastern U.S.

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31 thoughts on “Wild Bird Wednesday #202 – House Finch

  1. I remember when House Finches would show up with crusty closed eyes at our feeders in St. Louis. Missouri Dept. of Conservation was letting everyone know what was going on. It broke my heart to watch them. This was from 1992 to 2001. We observed some with the eye disease on the Tiny Ten in 2005. They seem to have come back because we are seeing healthy House Finches at the feeders in the winter.

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