Subject: A Female Purple Finch (Thanks lorilee)
Location: Rockaway, NJ, USA
Equipment: Nikon D3100 w/Nikon 70-300mm Zoom Lens
Adult male Purple Finches are raspberry red on the head, breast, back and rump; their back is streaked. Adult females have light brown upperparts and white underparts with dark brown streaks throughout; they have a white line on the face above the eye. These birds forage in trees and bushes, sometimes in ground vegetation. They mainly eat seeds, berries and insects. They are fond of sunflower seeds, millet, and thistle. I caught this little one eating oxthorn in my back yard.