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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.

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday where everyone is invited to join in the fun!

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Wild Bird Wednesday #108

The American Goldfinches are visiting the feeder throughout the day now. They are late nesters, usually in June or July. The link will take you to the All About Birds website from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. You will be able to hear their song and read more about them. Did you know they are the only finch that molts its body feathers twice a year? 

American Goldfinch

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday

 

It’s That Time of Year–GBBC

It’s time for the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), that’s what! The dates this year are February 17-20. 

You can find more info here and here. And here’s a link to the post I wrote about it last year. 

Please consider participating. It’s good for the birds, and you might find a new hobby while you’re at it. Fifteen minutes is all the time required. 

Orange-crowned warbler photo info: orcwar_lindaalley_tx09_360px.jpg

How can you resist? 🙂