Arkansas Backyard Birds – House Finch

The House Finch is one of the most common birds that show up at my bird feeders here at my home in Arkansas.They are also very aggressive and drive other birds away from the feeders, even the House Sparrow.

Something that I read on Wikipedia is that dandelion seeds are among the preferred seeds fed to the young. I have so many dandelions in my yard each year so maybe this is one of the reasons I have so many.

House Finches are one of the few birds who feed their young only plant matter.

Arkansas Backyard Birds - House Finch Photo

A House Finch I Photographed In My Yard

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4 Comments

  1. Barbara November 23, 2013 at 7:17 am #

    Love all finches – but these little guys are such fun to watch – great photo Steve…

  2. Steve Creek November 23, 2013 at 8:49 am #

    Thank you Barbara! They are fun to watch. I watched them this past summer feeding the young from my feeders. That was great to see.

  3. Cindy H November 26, 2013 at 11:35 am #

    We have quite a few of these little guys. I had no idea they were aggressive with House Sparrows even! It would have been really fun to watch them feed their babies from your feeder!
    I really do wish you could send us a Cardinal or two, though! ;)

  4. Steve Creek November 26, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    I may not have any to send if this Hawk keeps taking them out.

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