A thankful and belly-full Finch that Tim has come to know: “He has been a regular visitor to our bird feeder and seems to like posing and being a bit cheeky with the other birds, sort of a feathered version of Bridget ”. My friend and esteemd colleague Bridget is beeming with pride and thanks you for the shout out Tim!
DID YOU KNOW? Tim captures one of the Purple Finch’s most important assets - its short, thick beak for cracking seeds. They like sunflower seeds, seeds and buds from the elm tree, red maple, millet. But their favorite is thistle or nyjer - a tiny black seed from India and Africa. They also eat insects and berries of evergreen in winter. A group of finches is called many things including: a “charm”, “company”, and “trembling”.
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