Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wild Bird Wednesday

I have no idea what she is really... but, she seemed to be hanging out with a little Red Poll who I think was injured or sick.  He sat on the same branch for ages one day ... and, she seemed to come and go to check on him.

She looks to me like she could be a finch...perhaps a House Finch... but, she is definitely not a Red Poll.... that is a finch beak, not the tiny one of a poll...

What do you think?  Anything about her give you a perfect read?  Click to see her even "closer up"...


Here is a photo of a male House Finch in the foreground on the feeder .... with some Red Polls in the background... not the same beak shape at all.  


And, if you have never been to Stewart's blog, Paying Ready Attention  ... please do go sometime just to have a look.  This week he is celebrating his 300th week of hosting the link for people to share their stories and photos of birds from all over the world.  How about sharing one of your birdie photos? 

Just click on this link photo below to be magically transported to Stewart's blog  ...  





7 comments:

Phil Slade said...

I'm pretty sure that is a female house finch which are less red than the males.

http://birdswesee.com/i-think-shes-pretty-the-female-house-finch/

We don't have House Finch in the UK.

BumbleVee said...

Thanks for stopping by Phil....I think it is a House Finch too.... not colourful but useful. hahaha... sounds like the happy little housewife...

Betty Crow said...

Sure looks like a female house finch to me. I had a nest of them in my cedar tree up in Illinois. It was right outside my front window. They were a joy to watch.

A Colorful World said...

Nice shots! Yes, I think a female house finch too.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Glad you have others able to identify your mystery guest because I had no clue. Either way, she's a pretty little bird.

Shashi Nayagam said...

I find that the birds in Canada and USA are 2 sizes larger than the ones found in England. I don’t know much about birds but it looks like a sparrow

Stewart M said...

Nice shots of the mystery bird - it's a little bit to far from (my) home for me to help with a name - but there does seem to be a consensus.

Thanks for the plug on WBW's 300th birthday!


Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne