Sunday, January 29, 2012

Camera Critters....Why do they call them Purple Finches?

This little guy comes to my feeder almost every day. ...but it's hard for me to get a good picture of him. 

I just don't understand why they call them Purple Finches? They certainly look pink to me.  

Maybe it was a man who named them and he just get comfortable with the color pink. 

No matter what they call him he sure is pretty....even if he is camera shy.
Running really late this week ...I've had to work the closing shift the past 2 days and it throws me totally  out of whack. 
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  1. You're right, he looks more pink than purple.:D Still cute. My CC post.

  2. Beautiful birds.

    My CC pic is up too.

  3. Hi Carol, all I know is that we have alot of them!

  4. Pink or purple, it's a beautiful bird!! :)

  5. Beautiful bird.

    Regards and best wishes

  6. beautiful shots and i love the soft colours.

    thanks for sharing!

  7. I agree with your choice of color, but these birds are beautiful anyway in any color!

  8. I wonder, could he be a house finch? I have had them in gardens and they eat everything including drink from the hummingbird feeder. Had to take the little perch off so the hummingbirds had anything left!