Birdwatching WIN!

My new camera came through for me big time!  We’ve been pretty convinced that our avian houseguests (wreathguests?) are house finches, but I hadn’t been able to get a picture to confirm it until this afternoon.  The papa bird was hanging out on the tree in front of our house when I went outside, and I snapped the following picture:

housefinch

Now, compare with the image of the male house finch from Whatbird.com:

housefinchdrawing

Birdwatch win!  The daddy bird headed back to the nest right after I took the picture, so I know I’ve got the right bird this time.   I’m quite exhilarated at finally having a positive ID; the fiancée and I are thinking of taking up birdwatching now.

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One Response to Birdwatching WIN!

  1. The Ridger says:

    Birdwatching is fun. Take it up, you’ll enjoy it.

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