The early bird gets the worm, and late arrivals settle for leftovers

House Finch - male (Carpodacus mexicana)

House Finch - male (Carpodacus mexicana)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

You know that old saying: The early bird gets the worm.  The same can be said for seeds.  Every morning when we first put seeds on our bird feeders, mobs of birds arrive and quickly devour them.  Late arrivals, like this young male House Finch (Carpodacus mexicana), have to settle for any leftovers they can find on the ground near the feeders.  This little guy got lucky.  He managed to find a sunflower seed that the early birds had missed.

4 comments:

Becky and Gary said...

Yep, we have the same situation here. The Grackles come early and by the time they are full there isn't much left. The Cardinals wait till dusk, so sometimes it's slim pickins.
B.

Tizio said...

Great capture!

Tabib said...

Beautiful bird and you photographed it so nice.

BNS said...

Thanks, everyone.

Bobbie