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Crossville, TN, USA
It would have been nice if I could have gotten both birds in focus, but the depth of field wasn’t that broad.
House Finch pair on a tree branch
I also see House finches, male and female pair, who frequent my hummingbird feeder to drink the fresh water from the small three-spout device’s center ant trap. I add water several times daily.
The pair always travel together here in Austin, Tx. The male also splashes around in my solar-powered fountain in metal birdbath; female stays close by, but doesn’t dip her wing into the shallow water.
My small concrete patio is mostly shaded by buildings, does get morning and afternoon sun. It is part of a 350-plus apartment complex, so delightful to have their visits to get sips of water!
I see a pair in my front yard here in northern California I love them too cute
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