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Saluda, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 22, 2012
7:39 AM

Post #9133310

Several are apparently nesting in my yard, come to feeders constantly. Fledgling are being feed at feeders as well.

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Near Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 22, 2012
9:32 AM

Post #9133487

Looks like a House Finch to me. They readily come to feeders. I am awaiting the first batch of young to come. They are adorable.
Cherry Grove, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 22, 2012
9:43 AM

Post #9133502

Always a bit of a challenge to distinguish between the red finches. This one is a male Purple Finch, I believe. The House Finch looks very similar but has a brown cap.

edit: On second thought, it is a bit hard to tell from the angle, but there might be a brown cap there, so Chilly could be correct.

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Near Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 22, 2012
10:49 AM

Post #9133597

I chose House over Purple based on a range map I looked at. In Iowa Purples are only here in the winter. :)


United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

May 22, 2012
3:14 PM

Post #9133961

Ditto to House Finch, male.

Purple Finch doesn't have those brown streaks on the flanks


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