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!


😉

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With the Birds

I do not know why I have become so fascinated with the birds.


I think part of it is, I cannot believe… that they allow me to BE there.


To let me share their space.

And make no mistake… it is, theirs.

I believe this is a house finch, dim light, end of day.