I saw a pair of purple finches in the backyard trees this morning. While we were sitting on the back (screened-in) porch tonight, from about 4:20 to 5:15 or so, we had SEVERAL purple finches come in to the sunflower seed tube feeders. At one point, there were six female/immatures and one male in sight. I believe we had at least two adult males. That is more than I am used to seeing at one time. Interestingly, the evening started with several house finches (as usual) at the feeders and in the bushes, but once the purples arrived in force, the house finches moved out farther from the porch.