Purple finch...up close & personal

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  1. gfreiherr

    gfreiherr Young Pine

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    Great pic! Looks like someone needs a napkin. :D
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    That really is up close and personal! I can see him very good. I like being able to inspet him closely like this. Hae you made friends with this little fellow, or was it a one-time isit?
     
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    WOW what a superb photograph Gail!! We don't have these little birds over here so it's lovely to see one up so close.
     



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    gfreiherr Young Pine

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    FF...Thanks, he is a messy eater.
    Sjoerd...I have two of them that are regulars. At a distance its hard to decide if its a house finch or a purple finch. The purple are more rasberry & the house more orange/red.
    Eileen glad you are enjoying him, I have lots more to post.
     
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    daisybeans Hardy Maple

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    This is lovely and it's wonderful to be able to look at all the details. He looks like he doesn't care much about table manners! Beautiful.
     
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    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    What a great close-up shot!
    I'm so jealous of all the beautiful birds you have visiting.
     
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    naturenanni Seedling

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    How cute! Great shot :)
     
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    Kay Girl with Green Thumbs

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    Gail, Great photo! Is that your window ledge the cutie is sitting on? You get such close looks at all the visiting birdies...
    I am going to copy that. I have a good brick ledge to put seed on to watch birds, but it'll drive my kitties nuts!
     
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    gfreiherr Young Pine

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    Thank you all for your comments, Kay that is the ledge outside my kitchen window. It is very distracting when I am trying to get things done.
     
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    Bluewing0 Seedling

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    Beautiful little bird and what a fantastic shot!
     
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    stratsmom Flower Fanatic

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    I am jealous of all you birders out there :D But, with the cats it just wouldn't be fair to feed them :rolleyes:
     
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    What a fantastic shot. As Eileen says, it is so nice to see photos of birds from other parts of the world. We had a lull in bird visitors recently but I am pleased to say that they are back in their numbers, so lovely to see, cheers me up on these cold winter days.
     
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    Sherry8 I Love Birds!

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    Great picture...I love them at my feeders....I have problems feeding too close to the house because it excites my cat too much so I just feed in the pergola area. I don't want her getting caught in my blinds.
     
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    gfreiherr Young Pine

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    Glad you all enjoyed the photo. Sherry our golden retriever just sits and watches the birds but if a squirrel comes near she barks like crazy.
     

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