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Dark Eyed Junco.These little sparrows can be seen on woodland walks as well as in flocks at your feeders. Male birds have dark slate-gray heads, breasts and upperparts, while females are brownish gray, sometimes with reddish-brown flanks. They are commonly referred to as “the snowbird”.

Dark Eyed Junco (Male) Order: Passeriformes Sub: Passeres Family: Emberizidae

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House Finch - I have a pair of these who keep coming back to investigate my clematis...love them!!

House finch- a couple live underneath my deck (and their four beautiful babies!

Cowbird (Brown-headed)....female lays eggs in nests of other birds and takes no part in rearing her young.  Originally, a bird of the Great Plains, it has spread dramatically across NA

female lays eggs in nests of other birds and takes no part in rearing her young. Originally, a bird of the Great Plains, it has spread dramatically across NA

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Purple Finch - Carpodacus purpureus, male (South Dakota)--a wee bit chubbier and rounder than the house finch, with more red on the back

House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) is found in North America and in the islands of Hawaii.  | |  by BlueDiamond

House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) is found in North America and in the islands of Hawaii.

Summer Tanager - female

One of North America's few bright red birds, Summer Tanager has a bulky bill and a hint of a crest. Females are yellow-green and first-year males look half-way between.

House Finch (male and female) ~ a dozen were feeding on my crabapple tree this gorgeous December morning

House Finch (male and female) Order: Passeriformes Sub: Passeres Family: Fringillidae

American Gold finch- these guys stay year round in Indiana. Don't mistake them for a sparrow because there yellow feathers fade. They are a joy to watch in the winter as they are pretty tame. I make sure I have plenty of thistle for them in stock.  :-)

American Gold finch- these guys stay year round in Indiana. Don't mistake them for a sparrow because there yellow feathers fade. They are a joy to watch in the winter as they are pretty tame. I make sure I have plenty of thistle for them in stock.

Sweet purple finches always come back home to my feeder. Look for the raspberry color -they aren't really purple!

Purple finch--nesting in my begonias! Such a lovely little bird.

White Throated Sparow.  Three have made a little home in my backyard brushpile.  I love to hear them sing :)

Another winter favorite, the White-throated Sparrow. I remember the time my barn cat hunted one and left it out dead for me, I almost had a heart attack! Beautiful little birds, though greatly unappreciated.

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