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      Found a baby bird or a sick or injured bird?   07/11/17

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Egrett

House Finches i think

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Egrett    0

These are the birds that have been very hungry of late.  I think they are house finches. The two in the photo are typical with the exception of an orange breast and head feathers that some exhibit. The picture was taken on 9/7/2017 in Ogden Utah. Please advise.  Thanks.

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forgot to include when and where picture was taken. still getting used to the rules.

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Thank you very much.  Any thoughts to why they seem to be eating so much? I am filling the feeder every other day lately.

Thanks again

Best regards

 

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Aveschapines    2107
 

Thank you very much.  Any thoughts to why they seem to be eating so much? I am filling the feeder every other day lately.

Thanks again

Best regards

 

A couple of things. Birds will often find feeders after a while and tell their friends, so you may be getting more birds a day as opposed to the same birds eating more. But migration season is on, and some birds do fatten up before they head south. I'm not sure if House Finches do that, though (or if they migrate? Not a big expert on US birds). Also during migration you may get lots of birds passing through and very happy for a fill up before they continue on their way.

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Egrett    0
 

A couple of things. Birds will often find feeders after a while and tell their friends, so you may be getting more birds a day as opposed to the same birds eating more. But migration season is on, and some birds do fatten up before they head south. I'm not sure if House Finches do that, though (or if they migrate? Not a big expert on US birds). Also during migration you may get lots of birds passing through and very happy for a fill up before they continue on their way.

Thanks for the insight. I did a little research and discovered the House Finches in our area are pretty much resident so it is more likely a local flock has taken up residence..... may have to invest more seed and another feeder... :-)

Thanks 

Best regards

 

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Aveschapines    2107
 

Thanks for the insight. I did a little research and discovered the House Finches in our area are pretty much resident so it is more likely a local flock has taken up residence..... may have to invest more seed and another feeder... :-)

Thanks 

Best regards

 

Yes, birds will do that! I go through more than a kilo of sugar a week during my peak hummer season when all five species are here.

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