House Finch versus House Sparrows
- I have observed a number of interactions of adult male House Sparrows and
adult male House Finches lately. There is no question that male House
Sparrows are more dominant. The House Finches do not get discouraged though
and leave. They just wait nearby until the House Sparrows are finished.
House Sparrows also seem to prefer to pick up seeds from my deck rather than
patiently picking them from the small openings in the tube feeder.
During a brief trip south of Regina, I observed family groups of Western
Kingbirds and saw several flocks of Western Meadowlarks. Also, I saw my
first broods of Northern Shovelers. A Red-tailed Hawk was perched upon a
I notice that farmers nearby have diversified their crops. I saw several
sunflower and canary seed fields in addition to the standard durum, flax,
barley, wheat and canola.
Good Birding !