Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday


Purple Finch
We have a lot of House Finch around, but once in awhile I will spot a Purple Finch among them.  They look so much alike and even their songs are similar ... but when you get a good look, there is nothing more beautiful than this little bird.


So, why "purple"?   Why not red?  

Andrea

13 comments:

  1. Hello Andrea, gorgeous shots of your finch! I hope you are having fun with the new camera. Enjoy your day!

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  2. Such a beautiful little bird, but I'm asking the same question??? Was the person who named it colorblind???
    Terrific captures! Hope your week is going well!!

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  3. .. a colour blind ornithologist perhaps?!
    Wren x

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  4. They're so pretty!!! I have not seen them this far south...but would love it if I did!!
    I think the only finch I've seen in my area is a Lesser Finch the first spring we lived in Texas [if it's yellow and black then it IS the lesser]

    Anyway, again Andrea, thanks so much for your endearing comment. And I would give up both my ovaries [If I had 'em] to witness the whooping cranes learning to fly with an airplane as a teacher...oh to be a pilot!!!

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  5. It's a great looking bird, purple or red. :)

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  6. He is beautiful. And considerably 'redder' than the British Robin Red-breast.

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  7. HI Andrrea Come on, what is the answer!!! Anyway, a gorgeous little bird.

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  8. Lovley bird and great photos ,nette

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  9. maybe the "red" name was taken :) Whatever, it´s a beauty!

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  10. Pretty bird and yes one wonders why it's not called a "red" finch. Sort of like a purple onion being called a "red" onion. Weird.

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