House Finch, Haemorhous mexicanus
Winfred Thomas Agricultural Research Station
Hazel Green, Alabama
I was out at the A&M Farm this morning at 7:30 hoping to see some activity, but much to my surprise there was not a lot moving until about 9:00. Once things got going the Grass Hopper Sparrows, and Dickcissels were pouring their hearts out in song. While the sparrows and dickcissels were singing, the few House Finches I saw were busy eating grass seeds. I photographed this finch along the fence line at the east end of the farm.
Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f/4, 1/1000 second @ f/8