[Tweeters] Purple and Cassin's Finches

Christine Southwick clsouth at u.washington.edu
Tue Jun 14 10:07:32 PDT 2016


Wonder if they migrated from the same areas, and/or if their food has changed in some way due to global warming?

Christine Southwick
N Seattle/Shoreline
clsouthwick at q.com

On Mon, 13 Jun 2016, Bob Sundstrom wrote:


> Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:24:05 -0700

> From: Bob Sundstrom <ixoreus at scattercreek.com>

> To: 'Marv Breece' <marvbreece at q.com>, tweeters <tweeters at u.washington.edu>

> Subject: RE: [Tweeters] Purple and Cassin's Finches

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> I have seen two male Purple Finches in the last year similar to that pictured in the first photo, both a yellow orange to golden orange.  One was in

> Leavenworth last week, and the other near Tenino at my seed feeders.  These were the first of these variants I had seen, and have looked at Purple

> Finches at my feeders almost every day here for 15 years.

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> Bob Sundstrom

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> From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Marv Breece

> Sent: Monday, June 13, 2016 4:32 PM

> To: Tweeters

> Subject: [Tweeters] Purple and Cassin's Finches

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> While birding Mission Creek Road outside of Cashmere in Chelan county on 06.06.16, I came across a flock of finches at the edge of the road taking grit

> and/or minerals.  At first, I had difficulty separating some of these Purple Finches and Cassin's Finches.  This could have been due to possible

> hybridization or simply lack of expertise on the part of the observer.  No House Finches did I see.

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> In the past I have seen my share of yellow House Finches, but never a yellow Purple Finch.  Until that day.  Here is a link to an image:

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> http://www.pbase.com/marvbreece/image/163447870

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> Other color variants as well as the more typical Purple and Cassin's Finches may be viewed at:

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> http://www.pbase.com/marvbreece/cassins_and_purple_finches

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> All images in this gallery were taken at the same place and time.

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> Marv Breece

> Tukwila, WA

> marvbreece at q.com

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> PARKS ARE FOR EVERYONE

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