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A Charm of Finches - Autumn Migration

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Perhaps half of this flock (charm) of finches are shown in this snapshot - sorry photo is not of better quality. Can you count them? See the hummingbird at the feeder near the window?

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Landi Paolo (brezza) on November 19, 2012

Like,Suzi in Oregon. An interesting and unusual document. Greetings from Italy,brezza

trikermike on November 19, 2012

I counted 63 before I got double vision in my one working eye!!

Problem is with counting finches, the dang things just keep moving about, continuously redistributing themselves!!

I love your house colour, same as my kitchen!

(only 1 humming bird did I see

but it was humming a pretty tune

while sipping the sweet sugar there

I could see it was over the moon!)

Patricia Hiele on November 19, 2012

So nice to know that you offer them a B&B to be able to have a rest before moving further down south! Beware, don't feed them to much because it could disturb their need to move on... :-)

Hugs, P

David Brown Photogra… on November 20, 2012

I noticed your knowledge of avian collective nouns Suzi in an earlier post and was most impressed.

Down here everything is a mess. Therfor this would be a mess of finches!


Keep up the good works - Jethro

Suzi in Oregon on November 20, 2012

Thank you, Brezza - I'm glad you think so. Friendly greetings from very stormy Oregon (O:

Suzi in Oregon on November 20, 2012

Well done and thank you, dear Mike! That number sounds about right to me. There were several at the feeder and on the ground behind me as well. They had a rough day of it today - this is quite a storm we're having here. I'm working on today's photos. Happy humming hugs (O:

Suzi in Oregon on November 20, 2012

I sometimes wonder if we're doing them a favor by feeding them, dearest Patricia - in this case, they would be here even longer, finding enough food to get their strength back for the next leg of their long journey. Very stormy here on the coast today - I got very wet and the wind almost knocked me flat a few times, but I enjoyed every minute of it! Happy stormy hugs (O:

Suzi in Oregon on November 20, 2012

A happy hello, Jethro - ever since I heard the term A Murder of Crows and went huh?, there weren't any crows in that movie, I've tried to remember to look up the collective nouns - some are very interesting and surprising. But I like the mess of whatevers - at least folk know what you're talking about! Thought about you playing on the edge of the hurricane - we're having a wet and wild blower today, though no real comparison to Sandy. Happy hugs (O:

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  • Uploaded on November 19, 2012
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    by Suzi in Oregon
    • Taken on 2012/11/18 08:49:39
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
    • Focal Length: 6.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO90
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash