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Bonnie Utzig

Port Washington, NY, USA

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In the middle of doing my usual Monday morning count, I was surprised to see a new House Finch I had never seen here before–an Orange Morph Male! It was quite a day because shortly before seeing this “life bird’, I also saw a White-Crowned Sparrow in one of our window boxes for a just a few short minutes–another unusual bird for our yard!

Note from FeederWatch staff—yellow or orange coloration in House Finches is a normal coloration. Reds and yellows are determined by diet. You can learn more about House Finch color on our website.

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Male Orange Morph House Finch

Two male House Finches enjoying the feeder on a snowy April morning. One is an Orange Morph Male House Finch--my first time spotting one in our yard since I started observing in 2005.

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