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Purple Finch

posted Feb 24, 2012, 5:58 PM by Christine Merrill   [ updated Feb 24, 2012, 5:58 PM ]
I put up a bird feeder in my side yard - sooo fun to watch the birds while I eat my breakfast!  But one result is seeing birds that didn't used to like my yard!  I thought this one was a house finch, but the more I look at it, the more I think it's a purple finch - despite its definite rosy color.  Somehow, purple finch sounds much more exotic than house finch, so I feel thrilled to have had him visit, even though I know he's a common bird :)

And here's one more, with a chickadee and robin.