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.


Contestant #2, Mute Swan Glides on Blue Glass.


Contestant #3, Charming Squirrel Stuffed with Mushroom.


Contestant #4, Tiny Goldfinch Adorns Treetop.


Contestant #5, Great Egret in Black Silk Stockings.


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


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


Contestant #8, Solitary Gull, Lonely No More.


Contestant #9, Great Blue Heron Stands Like Statue.


Contestant #10, Tiger Tabby Tires of Tourists.


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


Contestant #12, Fledgling Cardinal Fits the Bill.


Contestant #13, Elegant Eider Paddles to Shore.


Contestant #14, Song Sparrow Sings a la Pavarotti.


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



Contestant #16, Fledgling Osprey Tries Her Wings.

Again, and again, and again.


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


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!