Finches in the Window

January 28th, 2008

The finches discovered my window feeder today! They weren’t too keen on its previous location as my cat would jump at the window. So, I placed it a little higher, and today I had some success. Ironically, my cat was sitting right below the feeder. All it took was raising the feeder two feet above where my cat stands, and some gutsy finches were willing to feed. I should have cleaned the window better, but here are some shots that I got.

This was a great shot…I wish I had cleaned my window. :( House finches are very common, but the male’s red coloring always amazes me.

Finches can get pretty aggressive at my feeders. Sometimes I worry that this will scare off other birds.

While I was taking pictures, my cat suddenly leaped into the air. No more birds. :( I cleaned off the windowpane and put more food in the feeder. A few birds came back, but my cat had scared most of them off. Check out this last shot with a clean window.

Much nicer. :) I hope the birds will continue to visit my window feeder. It sure is fun to see them this close. I literally got within two feet of the feeder!

Finally, a bird I hadn’t seen in my yard caught the corner of my eye. It didn’t go to any of my feeders. It just sat there, and then flew off. I snapped a few blurry photos, but I was too far away and too hurried to get anything good. It looks like it might have been a Black Phoebe.

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3 Responses to “Finches in the Window”

  1. Sandpiper on January 29, 2008 5:05 am

    Great idea for a blog! I enjoy watching the birds and squirrels outside my windows, too. I originally put the seed out for the birds, but the squirrels are more fun to watch sometimes. Thanks for visiting my blog, too. I’ll be back to read yours again.

  2. Birding Scott on January 30, 2008 5:39 pm

    Yes, the squirrels are a lot of fun! I recently discovered some wonderful products for squirrels. I’ll write about it in a future blog post.

  3. A Portland Backyard on February 4, 2008 10:34 am

    Our house and purple finches are the same way. Very aggressive and loud when feeding. But the other birds just tend to fly off to another feeder. I used to worry that they would chase everyone else off, but I guess the other birds are used to their behavior.

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