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Just a few of the characters that have been at my bird feeders the past few weeks.

White-breasted Nuthatch

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

House Finch

The Eastern Phoebe is rarely seen at the feeder and this is the first time I’ve seen a House Wren at the feeder.

Eastern Phoebe

House Wren

I occasionally have rabbits at the feeder and for a week I had a family of Raccoons visit the feeder every night.

Cottontail Rabbit

A number of House Finches turned up at my feeders this past week. I was able to get a number of photos. One bird seemed to have House Finch eye disease. One of its eyes was swollen shut. It seemed to be getting along ok but I suspect its life expectancy is not going to be long. I’ve been watching to see if there are any other infected birds it there are I’ll need to take down my feeders and clean them.

House Finch Eye Disease

House Finch Eye Disease

House Finch Eye Disease

House Finch Eye Disease

This post probably shows how far behind I am in processing my images.

Anticipation

I had the good fortune to have two families of House Finches visit my bird feeder this summer. The first family visit was in mid June and the second in first of September. It was a stitch watching the young try and figure out how to use the bird feeder. At first the parents fed them. Then they  figured out they could eat some of the black sunflower seeds that had been partially eaten by another bird. Finally they then figured how to get to the sunflower hearts.

Feeding time

In both groups there was one young one that preferred to be fed by the parents. It would sit away from the feeder and when a parent went to the feeder it would start screaming and beating its wings. At some point the parent would go over and feed it. The other fledglings would they stop feeding at the feeder and fly over and try and horn in on the feeding. It was funny because the one fledgling that wanted to be fed by the parents was easily identifiable by a down feather sticking out of the top of its head.

For more House Finch photos go to my website, click on search, type in House Finch and click on photos.