The House Finches...in front of the house
in front of the house here is not a native species, but is an imported one…and the House Finch (closely related to the Rosefinch that we know in India) is not a native species to Missouri, having been introduced, according to this
in the 1940’s, from Mexico and the southwestern United States.
So..it intrigues me that the two seem to have found exactly the right time to meet…because right now, the Maple is filled with the red buds of new leaves…and the House Finch flies in to eat the buds, and fits on the tree in perfect camouflage!
Against the red budding leaves and the red wall of the house opposite, can you spot the House Finch pair, especially the male?
Today morning, there was a stalemate, with both pairs sitting in “their” respective trees and eyeing the conifers; only one female brought in some nesting material and inserted it into one conifer, but there was no fighting that I could see. More rain followed, and the birds flew off.
Waiting eagerly to see what tomorrow brings, if it’s not rainy!I do hope at least one pair succeeds in nesting….am planning to go out and buy birdseed and a nice bird feeder for our birds which are, truly for us…House Finches! A bird in the house IS two birds, or four, in the bush…or the tree!
and…Murphy’s Law mandated that the Eagle Day, that I was eagerly looking forward to today (at the World Bird Sanctuary) was cancelled due to bad weather. I didn’t know this until A took me to the house of the person with whom I was supposed to go….