Continuing Purple Finch in SW University City

Charley Herzfeld


The Female-type Purple Finch continues in my backyard on a canyon in University City.  It was seen January 29, and February 3, 4, 9, 11 and 15. It's a very skittish bird, but seems to be attracted to the bird baths.  Today it was feeding on the neighbor's adjacent acacia tree buds but it stayed well-hidden.

Two so-so pictures, taken Feb 3 & 4, have been posted on eBird.  Links are below.

Charley Herzfeld
University City