pelletory wrote: I saw this little bird when I uploaded the pics to my computer and immediately thought this is not a House Finch- its a Purple Finch.
Notice the ear coverlets that are so prominent on this one as they are on Puple Finch and the spotted red/purple chest and stomach. He seems more rounded in shape than the House Finch (which the Purple Finch would be).
I wish I could have gotten a shot of the tail but I wasn't thinking this might be anything new.
Unfortunately they were in deep shade or I might have been able to expose their color more.
I'll post 1 more pic.
I know this might be a tough one but what do you think? Thank You!