Really Red House Finch

By JJ
@myklj999 (29043)
Olney, Illinois
July 11, 2019 9:57am CST
The house finches are reaching the peak of their summer mating plumage. The males have a bit of red all year long, but it seems to broaden and deepen as the summer goes along. A few of my males are looking positively splendiferous in the sun lately. Either that, or someone has been spray-painting my sparrows...
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@JohnRoberts (85211)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Jul
He looks pissed off that you are disturbing him.
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@myklj999 (29043)
• Olney, Illinois
11 Jul
You should see how the Herons act
Lyrics: "They're going wild," the call came in At early morning pre-dawn, then "The followers of chaos out of control They're numbering the monkeys The monke...
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@FourWalls (20025)
• United States
11 Jul
Hope his house isn’t as red as he is.... Or maybe he was spray-painted by those thieving raccoons!!
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@FourWalls (20025)
• United States
11 Jul
@myklj999 — thanks. You had posted pictures of your titmouse before so I was wondering when you’d get around to this.....
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@BarBaraPrz (23528)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
11 Jul
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@kobesbuddy (75943)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Jul
I always thought that finches were tan and brown, or maybe I'm thinking of a swallow.
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@myklj999 (29043)
• Olney, Illinois
11 Jul
Or females...only the males have color
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@kobesbuddy (75943)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Jul
@myklj999 Oh, all right, thanks!
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@myklj999 (29043)
• Olney, Illinois
12 Jul
@kobesbuddy The brown one is a female house finch, the red a male, and the gold a male goldfinch
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• United States
11 Jul
spray paintin' yer sparrows! thanks fer the laugh, hon. i've a couple here who're that deepened red. 've 'd troubles with the camera (user...) catchin' any great shots 'f 'em. this'un 'tis from the 30th 'f june.
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@myklj999 (29043)
• Olney, Illinois
11 Jul
I've been trying to get a really good shot for quite a while...can't ever get them in the sun, too much shade under the tree usually
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• United States
11 Jul
@myklj999 i've gotten a few'n the sun, sadly such jest bleached 'em out. i'm figurin' this'un to be juvenile. don'tcha love the circle prisms 'f light? sigh...
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• Lenox, Georgia
11 Jul
They are adorable!
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@myklj999 (29043)
• Olney, Illinois
11 Jul
I'm really surprised I never noticed them until a few years ago, they've always been here evidently
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@LadyDuck (230624)
• Switzerland
12 Jul
This one has a beautiful color. Have you read the news, the "scientists" were sure they have found a a new species of bird, it turned out that it was a seagull covered with curry.
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@JudyEv (164413)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul
He's certainly. You sure you didn't catch him with his pants down?
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@BarBaraPrz (23528)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
11 Jul
Yup, that's really red, and he doesn't look too happy about it.
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@andriaperry (83616)
• Anniston, Alabama
11 Jul
Never know what a vandal will tag. Very pretty!
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@Icydoll (29619)
• India
11 Jul
Wow very beautiful
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