Yesterday morning I glanced out the kitchen window as I made a cup of coffee, and noticed male and female purple finches eating at our finch feeder. I was not surprised, as a number of different birds dine here, including goldfinches, cardinals and nuthatches. We fill the feeder with black oil sunflower seeds, purchased in 20 lb. bags at Ace Hardware.
There was a brief kerfluffle of wings, and when the dust cleared . . .