Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Calling All Birders

Dear Jayne,

I know we just had this lesson, but...which one is this?



In lieu of tuition, I gladly offer you deer at school!


11 comments:

Kat Mortensen said...

That's the common house finch, I believe.
You get deer? I'm so jealous!

Carolina Linthead said...

Yes, I think it is a male house finch. Yes, we have a herd of deer on campus! The president keeps food for them out back of his office. We also have groundhogs, squirrels (fox and gray, no black ones), Canada geese, and lots of other birds. It is quite an entertaining place to teach! I'm always looking out the window at something in mid-lecture...the students think I'm a bit eccentric, I do believe.

Jayne said...

House Finch for sure. Here is another post I did back in 2009 that shows them both from the side. If there is a brown streaked tummy and wings, it's a house finch.

http://journeythroughgrace.blogspot.com/2009/02/house-vs-purple-finch.html

Love seeing the deer. I never get to stop and photograph them on my way to work. :c)

Carolina Linthead said...

Thanks! That was a FAST response, my friends. I love seeing the deer on campus, Jayne. I take a camera with me most days, and usually I can just roll down the window and take pics. They are fairly used to people stopping to stare at them :-)

Ann T. said...

Dear C.L.,

I now have a new favorite bird--a common house finch. Not to worry, though--all my other favorite birds still stay at the top of my list.

These are some wonderful winter sights! I think beautiful!

Ann T.

KimQuiltz said...

Yay! (And that's all I've got to say about that.) :P

Neva Flores said...

Beautiful pictures!

Tess Kincaid said...

Yes, it's a finch. Lovely, sweet deer. So peaceful, they.

NCmountainwoman said...

Great shot of the house finch. I love the deer except when they are snacking in my yard.

altar ego said...

I'm not a birder, but these are lovely! And deer are beautiful, too. Except when they eat your plants, in which case they need to visit someone else's yard.

suz said...

Wait until spring! He's not only pretty, but noisy as well. It's a beautiful song.