Backyard birding

by Holly
(Fairfield, California)

Our 2 pairs!

Our 2 pairs!

I moved to California from Ohio last year and was immediatley in awe at all the different birds here. We live in a small apartment with a fenced in back yard, so I decided to hang a feeder up by my daughters' bedroom window.


There is a huge tree on the other side of my fence, so I figured it would be a good place. At first, no birds came for maybe a month. Then these little finches started coming everyday. Even though we had finches. In Ohio, I was still excited! I'm assuming one is male and one is female, because one has a reddish head and chest. My girls (ages 5 and 3) love watching them. Now their are 2 pairs of finches that come and feed, even when we are sitting outside,less than 15 feet away! We are going to turn our backyard into a bird oasis as soon as we can! Complete with houses and baths!

Comment

You are correct Holly. They are male and female finches. You will enjoy your backyard oasis and will discover lots of birds that are not found in Ohio.
Susan

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Apr 28, 2012
wooing
by: Holly

Aww. That's so cute! I was wondering.... lol

Apr 28, 2012
It is Springtime
by: Susan

And he is wooing her. They prefer to nest in evergreen trees, although fruit trees sometimes attract them.

Apr 25, 2012
odd
by: Holly

Thank you! We bought new seed with nuts and dried fruit yesterday, so I cannot wait to see what it will bring! I did notice something odd this morning. While the 1 pair was eating at the feeder, the male would stop and feed the female sometimes. Any idea why? She was eating on her own also.

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