Date: 11/29/18 9:26 am From: Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> Subject: Purple Finches
I had two purple finches in my Topeka yard just now. First of season. The male was flicking his tail as he ate at the wire tube feeder. Not sure if that is typical of purples. The female/imm. was quite aggressive toward the house finches at the platform feeder. Not sure I've seen that behaviour before.
I've had a fox sparrow now for a few weeks. Two tree sparrows showed up today. Also have a white-throated sparrow. But no Harris's sparrow, which I'd expect more than the others.
I'm doing feederwatch today and yesterday. I'm up to 26 species which is very unusual for me.