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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday...house finch w/ a sweet tooth

Hello & welcome to another Outdoor Wednesday...hosted by one of the friendliest bloggers I know, Susan @ Southern Daydreamer. If you're a little shy & hesitant to join in one of the blog parties then Susan's is the perfect one for you to start out on. She has a wonderful knack of making people feel welcome & liked.

I haven't been to many blogging parties lately...mostly because they have all gotten so popular, w/ so many participants, that it's hard to visit everybody. So I am going to start limiting myself to no more than 2 parties a week.... hopefully I'll be able to get around to all of the players but it may take me a few days to do do. I'll skip around to each party & plan on doing each once a month, instead of weekly as I have in the past.


For today's post, I wanted to share an unusual visitor I recently had to my window hummingbird feeder...a male house finch! I've seen orioles @ hummingbird feeders but never a house finch, have y'all?

Checking to see if the coast is clear.


This pic shows that he wasn't just confused & hoping there was seed in this feeder...he drank from every portal he could reach & returned for more several times over teh next few days, then he never returned. ????



Maybe he needed a temporary sugar rush to keep us w/ his young'uns! ;o) House finches are probably my favorite birds (it's so hard to pick a definite favorite!)...they're beautiful, have a lovely song & a sweet temperament.


There are always lots of interesting posts in the Outdoor Wednesday parties...come w/ me to Susan's to see what everyone else is up to!

32 comments:

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Wow.. what a beautiful shot you got.. it was good to see you darling. I hope things are well your way..hugs ~lynne~

prof en retraite said...

Hi Cami! Well, that's a first for me! I have a lot of house finches also, and a hummingbird feeder, but I've never seen them visit it. Funny! This year I have only seen one very shy hummingbird and only a few times, but the nectar keeps going down! I never thought about the other birds visiting it. I'll have to watch more closely! I have had to slow down on blogging, too. I can't get anything done! lol I hope you are having a great summer!...hugs...Debbie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What adorable pictures, Cami! Look how sweet he is! And I love how he is checking to see if the coast is clear. Thanks for sharing this. Put a smile right on my face this morning.

Happy Outdoor Wed...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

What a beautiful shot of the little finch. I think he is saying Desperate Times, Take Desperate Measures. He was hungry. That is a first because I have never known them to try Hummingbird food. So unusual. Great Post. Happy Outdoor Wednesday. Country Hugs, Sherry

Queenie said...

Good Morning Cami!
I love watching birds too, and what a cutie you captured at your hummingbird feeder! Hope you have a great day!
Big Hugs,
Queenie~

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh these pics are adorable Cami !

bj said...

Wow..you really got some great shots here, Cami..

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM Cami...great shots you got there my friend...loved them all..May you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria ps girl I had slowed down on my posting also...as I found my old house was suffering with the time spend blogging..

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

How fun to be able to watch that sweet finch! I always get a kick at some of the positions they put themselves in trying to get to the syrup!

blessings
mary

Connie said...

Cami, I have to tell you, sugar, that your photos of that bird are exquisite! You did well, honey. I think I'll join the Outdoor Wednesday group also. I love photographing my roses and yard......such as it is!
xoxo,
Connie

Stacey said...

How pretty. Smart little bird found a sweet spot to stop. :)

Tootsie said...

great photos!!! One summer I was weeding in my garden and this little yellow budgie landed on my shoulder...I nearly crapped myself! A while later...he did it again...later that afternoon a woman was frantically walking around looking in the trees and asked if I had seen a yellow bird..WELL..of course I had...it turned out he thought I was her, as I have blonde hair too...and he had escaped from her home through an open window with no screen in it as her son had snuck out the night before!!! I helped her find him, and still wonder what happened to the son for this fiasco!!! Busted by his own bird!!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Cami, oh, this is soooo sweet. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Barb

Regina said...

Amazing and a lovely post.

Happy outdoor.
Regina

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great pictures and he is a pretty bird. Thanks for sharing.
Glenda

Mary said...

What a great shot of something we don't often see. Thank you for sharing your photos with us. Have a great day.

Carrie said...

How delightful to be able to enjoy this little feathered visitor!

Donna Marie said...

Great shot!!!! Thanks for sharing! I love birds!

xoxoxoxoxox
Donna marie

xinex said...

Oh how cute! And you captured him in photos beautifully....Christine

Janie's World said...

You got some great photos of that lovely finch. Looks like he needed a sugar rush indeed!

Terri and Bob said...

Your photos are awesome! I love the cute expressions!

Kathleen said...

That's a great shot, Cami!

Katy ~ said...

We have finches here in NH but they are yellow as far as I know; I've never seen them at our feeder.

What a beautiful pix you got of him, Cami!

mary'smom said...

thanK yoU verY mucH foR commentinG oN mY bloG foR outdooR WednesdaY. i likE youR outdooR wednesdaY toO.

*hugS*
marY

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Cami, I had LOST you!! I kept trying to think of your blog name and finally ran across it on someone else's blog. I've missed you and keeping up with what's going on with you and your latest projects. :)

You got some wonderful pictures of that house finch. No, I've never seen one at a hummer feeder. Did you take those pics through glass or straight on. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful bird.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love those little finches too! They are probably my favorite also, along with the cardinals.

Thanks for your visit :) I hear you on the parties!

~Susan

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

How sweet he is. We don't know why he was there, but he knew what he was up to.

Cindy said...

Wow, house finches, how fun! I don't think I have ever seen one. And guess what, I think I made a mistake. I don't think the storks we saw were actually storks, but pelicans instead! Oh well, what do I know?! Thanks for coming by and commenting on my blog, be sure to come back sometime. Hugs, cindy s

sunnymama said...

These are fantastic pictures!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Cami, these photographs are so fabulous! I don't think I've ever seen a House Finch. He is a beauty, and I enjoyed your pictures so much. laurie

Kim said...

What great pictures! The one where he is looking around is my favorite! Thanks for sharing!

Amisha said...

This little fellow seems to have enjoyed having his pictures taken. Lovely pictures!