Tag Archives: Finches

San Diego Zoo snow leopard

I’m going to have to give you a slow feed of the San Diego Zoo photos because I thought I was going to have a lot of photos from the finch feeder, but I had to take it down! I’m so sad, but they started creating problems in our back yard. Turns out in addition to the seed I was feeding them, they loved to devour the leaves on some of our vegetable plants. All those finches you saw on the feeder? Well, when it was full, there was an equal number on the plants. It was a sad day yesterday. I had to keep the blinds closed so I wouldn’t see them looking for the feeder all day. *sniff*

But I have some good photos from the zoo and I’ll dole them out one at a time until I can get out somewhere to take more photos and have more material to share. Here is a favorite of mine.

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Snow Leopard, San Diego Zoo, May 2017, photo copyrighted by Nicci Carrera

Five finches feeding

Actually, there were 8 at one time!

8 Finches

Remember I told you I had a surprise coming?

Finch up close

No? You mean you have more going on than tracking my posts? LOL

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Well, I’m sorry to have been offline so long, and I also owe you the final San Diego Zoo photos, but this particular treasure trove was a long time coming. I bought and installed the feeder but it was windy every single day! I have a lightweight tripod so I had to wait. But today the wind died down.

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It took a week for the first finch to arrive and he must have kept it secret for as long as possible because it was another week before more showed up. As you can see, the feeder gets up to 8 at a time. It’s supposed to hold 15 but those would be very small finches.

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Have a great weekend, what remains of it, and a great week coming up.

Finch with one landing