Up on the Housetop, House Finch Calls

There I was, photographing a pair of Red-winged hawks at one of our local churches.

But I was clearly distracted.

I kept hearing this sound behind me.

A pleasant, yet persistant chirping sound.

Finally I turned, and looked up.


And there he was, the tiny culprit!


It was a young house finch, cute as a button; looking straight at me and cocking his head to one side.


Don’t you think I am worth even just one photograph?? he said to me.


Look at me, look at me! I’m every bit as charming as those Red-Taileds you see!


And indeed.

He surely was.


And more than worthy of all 50 shots that I took of him, with all his charms.



And then, away he flew, calling to me over his shoulder, Let me know when my Audubon cover will be out on newsstands!


😉

Summer’s Best

Our “Sunday Best” posts have been a lot of fun this summer.

As a way to mark the season’s end, I’ve pulled together a very special rewind of some of our most popular contestants for one final “Best of Summer” vote!

Are you ready??

Contestant #1, Prayer Rabbit Makes Plea for Cooler Days.

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Contestant #2, Mute Swan Glides on Blue Glass.

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Contestant #3, Charming Squirrel Stuffed with Mushroom.

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Contestant #4, Tiny Goldfinch Adorns Treetop.

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Contestant #5, Great Egret in Black Silk Stockings.

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Contestant #6, Spotted Seal Mugs Camera at Fish Pier.

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Contestant #7, Foxy Red Young’un Trots up Osprey Hill.

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Contestant #8, Solitary Gull, Lonely No More.

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Contestant #9, Great Blue Heron Stands Like Statue.

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Contestant #10, Tiger Tabby Tires of Tourists.

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Contestant #11, House Sparrow Taps Dance on Blue Bug Box.

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Contestant #12, Fledgling Cardinal Fits the Bill.

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Contestant #13, Elegant Eider Paddles to Shore.

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Contestant #14, Song Sparrow Sings a la Pavarotti.

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Contestant #15, Rusty the Green Heron Fishes on Mud Bank.

 

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Contestant #16, Fledgling Osprey Tries Her Wings.

Again, and again, and again.

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And last but never least, Contestant #17, Speedy Sanderling on Sandy Shore.

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As we bid summer a fond farewell, I can’t wait to see who we meet next.

Thanks for visiting me here at Images of Cape Cod!

Sally