Evening Grosbeak ~ Finches

For Outdoor Wednesday I wanted to show some more of my photos of the Evening Grosbeak Finches that have started visiting my feeder.

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There was a lot of activity at my Apple Tree yesterday. I was delighted to see these Finches come and visit. They are a bit greedy at the feeder. There was a lot of flapping of wings and pecking going on to get the good advantage on the feeder.

Some waited patiently for their turn a safe distance away.

 

Most of the photos were taken from my kitchen window and a few were taken from my deck trying not to scare them off.

 

I was happy to see the female bird have a turn.

Evening Grosbeak ~ Hesperiphona vespertina

A chunky, short-tailed finch, size of Starling: has a very large, conical whitish bill. The undulating flight indicates a finch, and its stocky shape, large white wing patches mark it as this species.

Male: Dull yellow; dark head, yellow eye stripe,  black and white wings, large pale bill.

Female: Silver-gray and yellow, large pale bill.

ht: A Field Guide To Western Birds by Roger Tory Peterson

Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

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15 thoughts on “Evening Grosbeak ~ Finches

  1. Beautiful photos, Ellen !! I LOVE Evening Grosbeaks…. we have them here but we don’t see them tooo often — we are not allowed to have birds feeders (except hummingbirds) in our complex… grrrrrrrr…
    I ‘m glad you get to enjoy them !!! smile.
    Have a wonderfully blessed day !

  2. Beautiful guests you’ve got there, even if they are a tad greedy and have questionable table manners…

    Are you getting anything done besides watching the birds at the feeder?

    😉

  3. What a fun post, Ellen. I enjoyed all the photos – they definitely exhibit the carefree-ness of the birdies not worry about where their next meal will come from because our Heavenly Father always feeds them.

  4. Great pictures, Ellen!!! I’ve seen the Grosbeak before, but didn’t know it was of the Finch family. Enjoy your beautiful nature outside your window!

  5. wild finches… who woulda thunk.. I mean.. I suppose they have to come from somewhere! LOL… here we buy them from the pet store lol.. too cold for them to survive!
    anyhow, just amazing! this what I love about blogging and the net, stuff I’d never see in perspective outside of my little prairie life! lol

  6. Thanks for the close-up of these wonderous birds! Now I know the difference between the male and female species. Our camera’s sure enhance our lives!! I was outside without mine yesterday when Red hen and Bart were communing…they waited for me to dash in and get the camera! 🙂

  7. Oh Ellen – these pictures are awesome. There is a tree outside our office where the finches sit. Thanks for the info on them. Keep the bird pictures coming.

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