Thursday, June 2, 2011
The Purple Finch Show!
I began with a trek on Cochrane Pond Road followed by a short hike through Bidgood's Park. I did see and hear a few birds but I don't think the yield was sufficient to countervail the weather that I was dealing with. I decided some birding from my car was in order.
I was able to sit in comfort and let the show unfold. There were four male Purple Finches in their stunning breeding plumage and numerous, more numerous, females.
It was interesting to see that the females seem to be a bit more brave than the males. They would lead the group back to the feeder every time that they birds flushed away.