This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
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Monday, December 1, 2014


I have not seen any animals around yet. I have put out food for the Crows and I fully expected to see a few raccoons or possums come visiting. Maybe it's too early yet.
So for now I will write about the finches who come. As I said in a previous post there are several finches that come together. The Yellow ones........Seen here at my bird bath one summer
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The yellow finch looks somewhat like a Canary. They do sing, not sure how well compared to the Canary. When they come in, they usually come with somewhat less brilliant companions.Finches are seed eaters. The females less brilliant than the males.
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The House Finch has a rosy breast and head. Sometimes called Rosefinches. I am not too observant but they all look different. The markings are those of the finches with the speckled chests and some look like the yellow ones. I would presume that means males and females and juveniles all look slightly different.
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The speckled ones are Siskins. Still finches but.........I am not sure if mine are Pine Siskins but I think so.
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Then there are the sparrow like finches. The black striped headed ones (above and below)
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They look a lot like English Sparrows. Just a little more exotic. Well they come and go, sometimes with the Finches and sometimes alone. Just like all the other little birds. They go around with others like them. This summer I saw some little birds that looked like Thrushes. They had the speckled chests but could have been the Siskins. They seemed more copper coloured with creamy speckled chests. This is the Thrush.
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Anyway........thats the Finches for you.


Craftymoose Crafts said...

Beautiful photos as always, Janice! The birds almost look like they were posing for you! Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.

Tante Mali said...

Janice, they are so lovely!!! Fantastic pictures! How do you do it? Great!!!!
Thank you for your lovely visit. Wonderful to have you around!
All my best

Magic Love Crow said...

They are so cute! Thanks for the education ;o) Hugs ;o)