Purple Finch family

A Purple Finch  (Carpodacus purpureus) family that has been visiting our backyard.

The baby (in the middle) looks almost too little to be out and about.  But it does surprisingly well.  And they watch it very closely.

Here’s a close up of the female:

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the baby:

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and the daddy:

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Finches, wren, and chickadee

Finally a crowd has found my new feeding spot.  Sorry for the blurry spots in the photo, the only way I can photograph this spot is through double pane glass.   The seed probably saw a crowd today due to impending snow… snow… snow… snow…. snow.  I can sum up winter in WV this year… snow, snow and more snow.  Oh and some rain and freezing rain thrown in for variety.   Ugh

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A rare treat… a little Carolina Wren comes in for seed.  They rarely pay any attention to the seed.
I LOVE Carolina Wrens.  They are so cute and friendly.  I’ve always liked them.  But I fell in love with them when one adopted us and lived in our kitchen window for years.

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And a chickadee makes a crowd..  they all flew shortly after this:

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Peeking Goldfinch

Almost the entire time that I was taking the other bird shots below, there was this little goldfinch peeking out from behind the backside of the feeder at me.  What amused me about this was how long he stayed there watching me, yet didn’t fly.  He just kept peeking at me and giving me this funny look.

Below are a few examples.  🙂

See him hiding back there.

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That was the furthest he ever leaned out.  I ended up with probably 20 shots that he is in the background peeking at me.  I thought it was funny.

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