Is this a Zebra Finch? July 26, 2009Posted by Andrew in : Finch , 5 comments
Not sure on this one…it might be a zebra finch? Anyone know?
Photo Credit: Belinda Pye
Photo taken at the Australia Zoo
Cute Finch Pair February 4, 2008Posted by Andrew in : Finch , 1 comment so far
Some sort of finches. Source unknown. Click for larger view.
Garden Tip : Making A Finch Feeder May 15, 2007Posted by Andrew in : Finch,Wild Birds , add a comment...please?
By Mayoor Patel
Sometimes the best thing about having bird feeders in your garden is sharing those moments of bird watching with your children. It is a wonderful opportunity to teach them about the wildlife that flies past your window as well as a nice time to spend sharing something beautiful with your kids. If this is something you want to do perhaps you also would like to make some of the bird feeders with them. Depending on the age of your kids this can be another sharing and learning opportunity. One of the feeders you could make is the finch bird feeders. They are a little more complicated than making the simpler platform feeders which are very simple, but not so hard that you could not construct one.
Since finches are such tiny birds what is used as a finch bird feeder is often a tube bird feeder.
The first thing to do is to find all the materials that will be needed. Start with a narrow plastic tube. This can be something that was used as a medicine bottle, spice jar or soda pop bottle. Then you will need something to use as perches. The best thing to use for this will be dowel. Dowel is round pieces of wood. You will want them to be no wider than a quarter of an inch. How long they are is completely dependent on the width of the tube you are using. On average each piece of dowel should be around six inches long. You will also need a small hook which has a screw at one end, a hot glue gun, non-toxic paint and a good drill with various sized bits.
Take the drill and make holes for the dowel to go into. Leave them longer on one side so the bird has a place to sit on the perch; glue them in place. Depending on how big the tube is you can make at least six perches by alternating them on all the sides. Use the screw hook to attach the top to the tree. If you want to make it more attractive for your garden you can paint it. This is a very simple way to make finch bird feeders.
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Lady Gouldian Finch March 18, 2007Posted by Andrew in : Finch,Misc , 1 comment so far
This is one of those really colorful finches, taken at a zoo in Australia.
Photo credit: Belinda Pye
Who Discovered the New Bird?…It Could Have Been You November 12, 2006Posted by Andrew in : Canary,Finch,News,Reviews,Wild Birds , 1 comment so far
Last month someone found a beautiful bird, and guess what, noone has ever seen it before! National Geographic says 2-3 new birds are found each year. Imagine if you could be the one to find one of them?
Well, to start, you need to educate yourself on the best methods and equipment to use in your search!
That’s where my recommendation comes in. Whether you plan on watching starlings and bluebirds in your backyard; or budgerigars and cockatoos in Australia, Birdwatching for Beginners is a complete how-to solution on how to successfully find, identify and enjoy the birds out there.
The theater of nature is opened up to you through this wonderful hobby for an entire lifetime! Bird watching is the very best kind of fun.
It’s easy, inexpensive, healthful, and satisfying.
What’s included in the book?
What to look for in a good pair of binoculars
Bird watching etiquette
Tips for identifying birds
Appreciating the songs of birds
Attracting birds to your back yard
Landscaping for birds
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Baby Finches October 10, 2006Posted by Andrew in : Finch,Video,Wild Birds , add a comment...please?
I thought this was such a sweet video, I just had to share my find!
Isint YouTube great? Its like a beach, ready for someone to unearth some treasure. I hope Google dosent mess with it too much.
Video Credit: Kaisa5872