Sunday, November 23, 2014

3 fnches at an urn

A stone urn full of water in Greenwood Cemetery was the scene of three finch species during our short afternoon visit to Dellwater. While watching the American Goldfinch flock actively moving around and to the water edge some clutching to the stone wall,three female PURPLE FINCHES joined in and then two PINE SISKINS fulfilled the trifecta.

To make our visit even better as temperatures started to drop,all three species though not the same time visited the water urn along the Primrose Path ,in front of the Simpson crypt on the south side of the pond. At one point the three Purples were present and we watched one snapped aggressively at a goldfinch. Winter drama at its best with these winter finches.