As I was walking my dog early the next morning, the first birds I saw were a pair of singing house finches
Not native to our area, eastern house finches
were originally trapped in southern California and brought to New York for illegal cage-bird dealers to sell.
The birds I observe frequently include American robins, house sparrows, house finches
, tree swallows, American goldfinches, mourning doves, and house wrens.
Goldfinches, house finches
, chickadees and cardinals bring color to a well-planned feeding spot.
Crows and related birds like jays, magpies, and ravens, as well as house finches
, house sparrows, and ring-billed gulls are considered likely amplifying hosts that are key, abundant sources of the virus.
One infected crow was found in the San Gabriel Valley last week, and two house finches
collected in Orange County were confirmed to have the virus.
identifies the primary problem bird species in California as starlings, robins, house finches
and cedar waxwings.
In a similar effort, the public has assisted DEC in tracking the spread of a disease of house finches
seen at bird feeders.
EFFECTS OF MYCOPLASMA GALLISEPTICUM ON REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESS IN BREEDING HOUSE FINCHES
They find that the change in diet is popular with cardinals, house finches
, chickadees, nuthatches and mourning doves, but the safflower doesn't appeal to squirrels.
ABSTRACT: Experimental manipulations of plumage coloration in captive house finches
resulted in changes in their dominance interactions that support the hypothesis that sexual dichromatism in this species functions as a simple releaser signal.
Additionally, males have been shown experimentally to prefer brighter females in at least two species: pinyon jays (Johnson 1988) and house finches
(Carpodacus mexicanus, Hill 1993).
But we house finches
also like living in cities, towns, and suburbs.
It wasn't there yet, only house finches
, cardinals, and robins.
And Dad's Bird Trickle, a micro-version of Yellowstone Falls intended to water the local house finches
and provide some white noise to drown out the sound of distant traffic.