From our walks around Detroit, this is our blog of animals, insects, trees, plants and other things from nature that we see. Most of the photos are ones that S.or I have taken in our neighborhood or during our travels in the city.
Unlike many songbirds, both male and female cardinals sing. the female often sings from her nest. I love how the female’s beak is so orange against the tan feathers of the bird. See our prior post on Cardinals (with photos of the males).
Took us a while to figure our what this bird was - it kept showing up at our feeder with a couple Goldfinches. Found out that female Purple Finches sometimes travel with Goldfinches. The breast streaks of female Purple Finches do not converge in a central spot as on many sparrows. We've haven't spotted a male Purple Finch yet.