Daddy House Finch is perched between his three fledglings who he still protects and feeds. I didn’t realize until watching in real life, that the male House Finch takes a large roll in raising his young. He is the primary feeder of his mate when she is on the nest, the young while in the nest and the fledglings!
A House Finch’s song is a cheery, musical warble lasting several seconds, often ending with a harsh, descending note. In the presence of a female, males may sing an excited, more continuous version. Females occasionally sing simplified songs.
Their common call is a nasal wheet or seet, sometimes given sharply, other times in a more drawn-out manner. Another distinctive call sounds like chi-chuwee
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Taken on June 09/12 at 3:45pm on south east vancouver Island, BC, Canada.
Camera, Canon 7D
Lens, Canon EF 100-400 L IS USM lens.
Tripod, Manfrotto including 498RC2 ballhead.
Taken at 1/400’s at f/6.3, 400 mm, man white bal, iso 800.
Slightly sharpened via lab mode, lightness channel, unsharp mask ( amount 30 radius 5, threshold 3). No cropping!