Late yesterday the Colorado Front Range got a brief shot of snow – nothing unusual for us in April. While the snow was flying a number of House Finches were seeking shelter – and a meal – at my feeder. The red colored ones are males, the female is the beige one. There was a second female but she sought shelter in one of my pine trees.
Some friends gave me a gift of a monstrous bag of safflower seed as a way of pushing me in to finally getting a bird feeder after just talking about it for too long. It worked and I setup a feeder late last week.
I had seen a few fleeting glimpses of visitors since then but none that stuck around – until today.
This guy was chowing down and quite frankly making quite a pig out of himself. 😉 Not a rare or unusual bird but I am looking forward to seeing what other visitors I might have in the future!
Well, after my Broncos lost today, I am looking for some peace of mind. Maybe looking at little bird pictures will cheer me up. Nah. Probably not. 🙁