Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The House Finch

House Finch

Above is a photo of a House Finch.  Interesting history on this bird, they are an 'introduced'  species in the eastern USA.  However, not from Europe or Asia, they are native to the western USA and were introduced in New York state in the 1940s and quickly spread from east to west.  They reached Mississippi by the 1980s and are now common here. Pretty little birds that are a frequent visitor to my feeder here in Oxford.