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Scarlet Beauty (CYW-Scarlet)

Scarlet

This puffed-up, rain-soaked, male house finch shows off its scarlet coloring. Beautiful!

*posted for JNW’s Color Your World photo challenge: scarlet
*to see more of my bird photos, click on the birds header at the top of the page

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Opposites Attract

Opposites

Opposites

These birds are beautiful opposites! The smaller male House Finch on the left and the larger female Cardinal on the right share the same colors but not on the same parts. Just compare their beaks and wings and breasts and tail feathers! It’s amazing, right? They are such opposites that they almost appear the same at first glance!

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Happily posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge:
Opposites

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If you find bird watching a Pleasure like I do, you can click on the bird header at the top of the page to see more bird posts!

Pure Instinct

Pure Instinct

Pure Instinct

In case you hadn’t noticed, I love watching my backyard birds. I am learning how long they take care of their babies! It was fascinating to see all the male birds feeding their babies too! This bright red cardinal brought bite after bite of food from my feeder up to the fledgling!

I also saw this colorful house finch carrying food up to his baby in my dogwood tree!

More Pure Instinct

More Pure Instinct

Not to be outdone, this dark,iridescent starling watched over its baby in my oak tree and showed it how things should be done.

Even More Pure Instinct

Even More Pure Instinct

I previously shared posts about the nurturing ways of the downy woodpecker and of the house sparrow if you care to take a look. For more bird posts, you can click on the bird header at the top of the page! I have become obsessed with the pure beauty, color, features, and instinctive nature of birds.

*posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: Pure

Nature Walk-Finch, Party of Two

Dinner time

Dinner time

I don’t know why I waited so long to put out a bird feeder! I was happy to see this house finch couple come by to feed at dinner time. I was amazed to see the red coloring. It’s a good thing I have a field guide because I am identifying so many cool birds that I was oblivious to before I started taking special notice of them.

I am posting this for Day 6 of the seven days of nature challenge; thanks to Desley for inviting me to participate. Today, I will extend the invitation to any interested parties to post a nature picture each day for seven days and ask someone to join in the fun.

I am also posting in response to the daily post weekly photo challenge: Dinnertime
I hope my pingbacks work.

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