It is not often that we get Purple Finches back here in the Oaks.
This one visited. At least I think it is a Purple Finch….didn’t seems large enough or have the right amount of markings to be a Pine Grosbeak. The bird book describes a Purple Finch as being a sparrow dipped in raspberry juice…and I can see that.
For about two years I have had this bird stuck in a basket near my desk. Time to move it out!
I found him at Craft’s Direct at Waite Park, Minnesota…that is some place to shop. You need hours there and you still walk away knowing you didn’t see the whole store.
It is warmish here ( 70’s) and we had a good hatch of skeeters. It is time to mow the lawn again…about every five days it needs mowing. The wild raspberries are just starting to form berries. When they ripen Chance eats them right off the bushes as do the pretty birds.
Summer is a third over since this is the last day of June.