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#148222 - Nov 3rd, 2007 at 07:38 AM Not a Red Finch is it?????????  
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Help I caught a Red thing.
Who is this one?

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#148232 - Nov 3rd, 2007 at 08:58 AM Re: Not a Red Finch is it????????? [Re: dodge]  

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That would seem to me to be a House Finch Barb....google it and I think you'll agree.....

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Mines cuter ........if it is
Perhaps a Male finch..Someone said I have FAT finches.

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#148237 - Nov 3rd, 2007 at 09:11 AM Re: Not a Red Finch is it????????? [Re: dodge]  

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It is chubby.... lol The male finches are usually red I believe.....

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lol lol

That's country living at its finest..

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#148240 - Nov 3rd, 2007 at 09:32 AM Re: Not a Red Finch is it????????? [Re: dodge]  

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Awww, just means you're feeding them well.....my birds could eat me out of house and home if I let them. I spend so much on birdseed and suet.

#148253 - Nov 3rd, 2007 at 10:30 AM Re: Not a Red Finch is it????????? [Re: ]  
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haha

They get plenty of food off my flowers.. Sun flowers, cosmos, liatris.. They grape arbor......
I"m only doing this cause my sister brought this stuff for my birthday.. Free
I knew it is pricy ..My neighbor has a regular feeder not finch and she said it costs her 4 dollars each time she fills that thing.. It is about a foot square wooden one for many birds..



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#148260 - Nov 3rd, 2007 at 10:46 AM Re: Not a Red Finch is it????????? [Re: dodge]  
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yep - that's a purple house finch! I always wondered why they named them "purple" when they really do look red! And Dodge - in the bird kingdom, the MALES are the lucky ones to get the beautiful plummage colors, while the females are usually the drab looking ones!


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#148282 - Nov 3rd, 2007 at 11:21 AM Re: Not a Red Finch is it????????? [Re: plants 'n pots]  

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Woohooo, house finch was right....I think Thorny taught me that. thumbup

#148289 - Nov 3rd, 2007 at 11:37 AM Re: Not a Red Finch is it????????? [Re: ]  
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yikes

Now that you mention it..I remember Thorny expressing last year the male had the prettiest colors.......(Men talk) lol thumbup

Thanks gang.Wait till he gets on here and sees my reddy.


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#148328 - Nov 3rd, 2007 at 03:22 PM Re: Not a Red Finch is it????????? [Re: dodge]  
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You are sure having fun with that feeder. clap What a great gift that was for you! I go through 50 pounds of seed every two weeks. yikes Not finch food though. That does seem to go farther than the regular seed. Of course the squirrels get more than their share. I even have a pair of doves that like the thistle seed. Bird watching is so much fun. thumbup


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#148343 - Nov 3rd, 2007 at 04:10 PM Re: Not a Red Finch is it????????? [Re: ladyslipper]  
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I find it fun watching,but they are wasteful buggers......That is hangin on the porch and I have a catch pan on the floor ........YOu would be suprised what they arent eating......Put something on the ground like a plastic garbage bag and watch.

But yes I do love watching the little buggers.....I sweep up the seed and recycle.
Dont tell the finches...... blush


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#148350 - Nov 3rd, 2007 at 04:24 PM Re: Not a Red Finch is it????????? [Re: dodge]  
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lolThat is too funny. I'll have to try that clap


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#148362 - Nov 3rd, 2007 at 04:45 PM Re: Not a Red Finch is it????????? [Re: ladyslipper]  
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Ha ha .Everyones feedimg the poor starving birds, and they arent even eating it all...... tapfoot
Sneaky lil buggers.............

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#148435 - Nov 3rd, 2007 at 07:16 PM Re: Not a Red Finch is it????????? [Re: dodge]  
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That is a male House Finch. They are even more common than Goldfinches. The females look like a different species. They have NO red on them at all. They are brown and white striped. Here is a picture of a male and female House Finch together. The male is on the left, the female on the right.

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#148620 - Nov 4th, 2007 at 06:07 AM Re: Not a Red Finch is it????????? [Re: Thornius]  
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Those are babys arent they?photo
I was told I have fat finches......
the males isnt common in our area ......The red head only showed up once.
They are sweet.


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#149500 - Nov 6th, 2007 at 01:53 PM Re: Not a Red Finch is it????????? [Re: dodge]  
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No those are full grown finches. Those two are a mated pair that nest in my yard. they visit my feeder every day.


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#149505 - Nov 6th, 2007 at 02:39 PM Re: Not a Red Finch is it????????? [Re: Thornius]  
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Ok.....what are they eating????????
Mine have thistle........
Do you feed them all winter?
Boy its windy today.
I moved the feeder off the porch and still got guests.



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#149610 - Nov 6th, 2007 at 10:44 PM Re: Not a Red Finch is it????????? [Re: dodge]  
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Those two are eating Black Oil Sunflower seeds. I use an old metal table as a platform feeder. Some bird species, Like Cardinals, Blue jays, Sparrows, and Juncos do NOT like to use the Tube Feeders and prefer to eat their seed on a flat platform feeder or the ground. House Finches like to use BOTH tube feeders AND platform feeders.


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#149616 - Nov 7th, 2007 at 06:30 AM Re: Not a Red Finch is it????????? [Re: Thornius]  
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Never heard of black oil sunflower seeds.........
You must spend a small fortune on birds????????????
Oh better than bad things..........
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#149618 - Nov 7th, 2007 at 07:38 AM Re: Not a Red Finch is it????????? [Re: dodge]  
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I get my Black Oil Sunflower seeds at Tractor Supply Company. They WERE $12.00 for 50 pounds of seed, but this Fall they have gone up to $17.00 for 50 pounds of seed. Anyway, Dodge, y'all are farmers, check your local feed and seed store. Striped and/or Black Oil Sunflower seeds work EQUALLY well to feed birds and other wildlife, (and they make a GREAT snack for Finchers and other human-like critters, too!).


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Originally Posted by Thornius
That is a male House Finch. They are even more common than Goldfinches.


NOT in the northeast. Goldfinch outnumber purple and house finch combined by a ratio of about 20 goldfinch to 1 of the house and or purple.


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Originally Posted by Thornius
I get my Black Oil Sunflower Seeds at Tractor Supply Company. They WERE $12.00 for 50 pounds of seed, but this Fall they have gone up to $17.00 for 50 pounds of seed.

I WISH i could get those southern prices up here. Last year I couldnt get a bag of BOSS WHOLESALE for less than $14 for a 50 lb bag. I was selling it for $18.99 and people were flocking here for the bargain price!
The studies I have read state that BOSS is better than the striped because; the thinner shell is easier for smaller birds to crack open, there is a higher oil content (good for tweetys), and there is more seed to shell ratio. The striped youre paying for more shell waste.


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Originally Posted by Wrennie
Originally Posted by Thornius
That is a male House Finch. They are even more common than Goldfinches.


NOT in the northeast. Goldfinch outnumber purple and house finch combined by a ratio of about 20 goldfinch to 1 of the house and or purple.


Horray .I won that with the help of Wrennie.
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I dont buy bird seeds...This was a gift from sister.Them buggers get all the seeds from my sunflowers , my thistles and our fields of corn and hay and oats.
In the winter the eat the silage with the corn in it.......

I arent paying 2 times. I recycle.



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Prepare for the onslaught of Juncos and White-Throated Sparrows.


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Thorny: For a large part of my winter last year all I had were Junco's. They ate from a hanging house type feeder.

Dodge: I am so glad you are enjoying your feeder. and I LOVE the idea of recycling the feed-(my ground is black where my feeder used to go )-but the first time my squirrels get "Happy" because all they have to do for a meal is knock over the recycleing container, well then no more recycling for me !!! lol great idea though!!!!


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Originally Posted by Thornius
Muzzle not the ox on the threshing house floor, eh?


Well they might eat all the grain??????????

Maybe you can use the horses too?
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I moved my finch feeder and filled it up. Yesterday there were 5 or 6 yellow finches on it. How long do they stay? I had it on the other side of the house and the birds used it but I couldn't see it all the time. I love these little yellow birds.

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Dodge, aren't you going to refill your feeder? Mean woman!!!!!

I see those male finches with the red all the time and thought they were some type of pitiful cardinal.

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Both the Goldfinches and House Finches stay ALL year. Goldfinches change color drastically in Winter from BRIGHT Canary yellow black and white to a sorta yellowish beige in color. Look at the pictures Dodge posted. That is the Goldfinch in WINTER plummage.


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I hear all winter they stay.....YOur in NC they eat leave and eat an leave.

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Originally Posted by Bestofour
Dodge, aren't you going to refill your feeder? Mean woman!!!!!

I see those male finches with the red all the time and thought they were some type of pitiful cardinal.


Ha h a
Mean women refilled it yesterday and we moved the perch to the other kitchen window........ blush(Recycled feed)

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Originally Posted by Thornius
Both the Goldfinches and House Finches stay ALL year. Goldfinches change color drastically in Winter from BRIGHT Canary yellow black and white to a sorta yellowish beige in color. Look at the pictures Dodge posted. That is the Goldfinch in WINTER plummage.
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