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Calgary, AB, Canada
This cute little orange house finch stopped by my feeder and let me take a few photos. I have seen many red ones and some mixed but never one with this solid orange – so pretty!
Week 1: Your Yard & Feeders
Category: Week 1: Your Yard & Feeders
Orange Morph House Finch
I have a bird never seen here as far as I know, and I watch birds a lot and also take pictures. Well anyways it just showed up, for the first time. well when I did some research It was this “Orange Morph House Finch” I couldn’t even find it in my old Birds of North America guide book. Anyways I live in North Dakota. Are they common and do they migrate here? Where do they come from? We have Yellow finch and the Purple(Red) finch, but never seen these kind here before. Exciting! Well hope you can tell me alittle about this cute little bugger Thanks Carol
I live in Temecula ca … first time seeing the orange finch … beautiful
I have a family of orange morph house finches. Many seen to be more of a softer saffron color. Beautiful.
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