The Art of Blending In

Male House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)

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

Here is an immature male House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) , perched on a branch of a Plumeria tree in my garden, demonstrating the art of blending in with one's surroundings.

I was taking photos of visitors to our bird feeders.   This shy little guy darted in, snatched a seed, and quickly flew off.  Although he selected a perch just a few meters from where I was standing, he stayed quite still, so it took me a few seconds of peering before I noticed where he went.

In case you missed these, here is an earlier photo of a mature male House Finch, and one of a female House Finch.


Becky said...

WE have so many of these here Bobbie. He looks pretty cool among the branches.

BNS said...

Becky - They are plentiful here, as well, but we really like these birds.


antigoni said...

The male House Finch stands so proud, all the photos show what glorious the nature is.

antigoni said...

Yes, my father is from Crete and i love this island very much. So i want my kids love it, too and i want them to know their origin.

Anonymous said...

Nice one! :-) I can see why you had to look for this one.

BNS said...

@ Antigoni - Kriti and Salamina - what a wonderful combination.

@ 2Sweet - He really did "blend"!