Get to know your birds before the Great Backyard Birdcount (#GBBC)
House Finches are small songbirds about the same size as House Sparrows. Males are buff colored birds with light brown stripes all over that are touched with rosy-pink on the head, throat and rump. Females are buff colored birds with light brown stripes all over and normally have no red.
As the House in their name implies, they like to nest near human's houses. They are common nesters in wreaths, hanging plants or bushy landscape plants from March to August.
At the feeders I’ve found their favorite seed is safflower. They will also eat Nyjer (thistle), Sunflower Seed.
- 10 Winter Finches in Michigan: http://bit.ly/oL3iCF
- Birds of Michigan Field Guide http://bit.ly/pXv5ZN
- How to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count http://goo.gl/Bc2uGD
- How to have more colorful birds at your feeder http://bit.ly/qizlNh
- How to Prepare Your Yard for Winter Birdwatching http://bit.ly/q93Men- What is the best bird feeder? http://bit.ly/qVr7i8