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Purple Finch Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite:  You wouldn't know it by all the photos below, but I simply haven't seen Purple Finches very often. I get House Finches at my feeders, but never have had a Purple Finch.  They're around the area in winter, although they're unpredictable and not always present. Nearly all the photos below were taken during one very "finchy" winter in 2007/2008, when there were not only many Purple Finches around, but also more Pine Siskins than normal.  My favorite is below, of a male foraging through the dry autumn leaves at the Big Sioux Recreation Area in November 2007.

Purple Finch - Carpodacus purpureus

Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus

Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus

Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus

Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus

Purple Finch 1 (Male)

November 4th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Purple Finch 2 (Female)

November 4th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Purple Finch 3 (Male)

November 4th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Purple Finch 4 (Male)

November 4th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus

Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus

Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus

Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus

Purple Finch 5 (Female)

November 4th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Purple Finch 6 (Female)

November 4th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Purple Finch 7 (Male)

November 15th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Purple Finch 8 (Female)

November 12th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus

Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus

Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus

Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus

Purple Finch 9 (Male)

November 7th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Purple Finch 10 (Female)

November 7th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Purple Finch 11 (Male)

November 7th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Purple Finch 12 (Female)

November 7th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus

Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus

Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus

Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus

Purple Finch 13 (Male)

November 7th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Purple Finch 14 (Female)

November 9th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Purple Finch 15 (Male)

November 9th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Purple Finch 16 (Male)

December 7th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus

Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus

Purple Finch 17 (Male)

March 21st, 2010

Perry Nature Area near Sioux Falls, S. Dakota

Purple Finch 18 (Female)

March 21st, 2010

Perry Nature Area near Sioux Falls, S. Dakota

Click here for the species description page for the Purple Finch


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