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Post Posted: Dec 14, 2016 3:22 pm 
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Yesterday we had a single Grey-capped Rosy Finch stop by our feeder.
He turned out to be a "scout" as about 250 of his flock mates showed up today!
When they swoop in or fly away en-masse they are quite a cloud!

Here's the first view of way too many birds trying to crowd onto our tray feeder on the side of the house!
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Out on our deck rail we keep cake pans of water year around - and thawed in the winter.
Rosy Finches seem to like this water as much as our Evening Grosbeaks!
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Next comes the thistle feeder - which has not had many "customers" as normal for the year.
Looks like the Rosies took care of that!
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When there are too many birds for the available space on feeders, the aspen trees make for great "wait" stations.
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Not a Rosy Finch - but well worth mentioning is this Mourning Dove - who might be a straggler from the normal migration to warmer places.
This photo was taken on Monday.
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This is the same Dove (I think) here today in the Rosy Finch mass confusion!
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Just a note - wildgoose2 usually has flocks of many hundreds showing up at her house about now.
She can expect to see this flock if they decide to give up "seed trays of plenty" at oiur house!

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They are sure beautiful birds!

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Wow! That's a pretty impressive arrival! :D

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i counted 70 before this last snow, and i'm pretty sure there were more yesterday and today - I think they are slow coming down this year because it just isn't as stormy or snowy

i love your shots that show the wings open and therefore the 'rosiest'

i got excited the other day because i had 2 black rosies, and then this morning there were at least 4 and i think 5 - and many many brown rosies (they were hard to count as they flitted about

and no, you can keep them for as long as you want! (i have plenty!)


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Post Posted: Dec 15, 2016 10:27 am 
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Cant wait to see them. Have the seed bags ready


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What wonderful photos! They are so cute!!! The dove is so beautiful. I have not seen a dove like that before. So sweet.

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Just incredible pics!!!! Gonna share on FB - hope that's okay...


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The pics are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them :)

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Beautiful birds and beautiful photos- thanks for sharing. :)


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bgr's - i sure hope you still have lots of rosies! they sure exploded in numbers today here!


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Wow fantastic pic. What is in ur feeder?


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