Happy Father’s Day – House Finch

Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.

This male House Finch was working hard keeping the fledglings fed here in my yard.

Male House Finch Feeding Young

A Male House Finch Feeding A Fledgling

House Finch Feeding Young

A Male House Finch Feeding A Fledgling On The Ground

During courtship, the male will touch bills with the female. He may then present the female with choice bits of food, and if she mimics the behavior of a hungry chick, he may actually feed her. The male also feeds the female during the breeding and incubation of both eggs and young, and the male is the primary feeder of the fledglings (who can be differentiated from the females by the pin feathers remaining on their heads). Females are typically attracted to the males with the deepest pigment of red to their head, more so than the occasional orange or yellowish-headed males that sometimes occur. (Wikipedia)

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4 Comments

  1. Janis June 16, 2013 at 8:56 am #

    Just dropping in to say thank you for sharing your wonderful work with all of us. Your daily postings are something I look forward to and you never disappoint. Cheers!
    Janis

  2. Steve Creek June 16, 2013 at 9:22 am #

    Thank you so much Janis. You made my day!

  3. Mia McPherson June 15, 2014 at 7:23 am #

    Wonderful post from a wonderful father!

  4. Steve Creek June 15, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    Thank you Mia!

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