Steve’s Bird Of The Day #22.

Hi everyone! Here we are with our last bird of the day for this week and this one is the female purple finch. Remember we saw the male yesterday. The female really looks like a brown striped sparrow and is about the same size too. Many times people confuse them with sparrows, especially since they often hang around together during migration time. However, their beak is noticeably larger than sparrows and although they often feed on the ground under feeders with the sparrows, they more readily come onto feeders than will most sparrow species. For small birds the purple finch can consume a large amount of sunflower seeds at one sitting. More birds next week, have a wonderful weekend and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

14 Comments on “Steve’s Bird Of The Day #22.

  1. i thought its a sparrow. stark similarity. Sparrows almost vanished from India a few years ago but thankfully they have now made a big comeback. we have lots of them here πŸ™‚

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  2. Looking cute 😍😘 small and amazing isn’t it. These are my ex neighbours, now no longer resides around us 🧐 . I wish I could see a lot of them around here..πŸ˜‰

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      • Who said that? did I ? I did isn’t it πŸ™„πŸ˜‚ forget it pls 😜 just imagine it never happened πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ƒ No I’m not trying to confuse you 😁 I made a mistake here 😜

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      • Oh, it was a mistake,πŸ˜’ that’s okay then. I don’t even remember what we were talking about.πŸ€” Now I’m confused again.πŸ€ͺ But that’s normal. I think.πŸ™„


  3. I see the difference between the sparrow and the purple finch…the beak is definitely the difference ! Thanks for the pic ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ˜ΊπŸ™‚

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