A few stunted ash trees grow at intervals among the bushes, which are the favourite resort of finches and birds that feed upon the seeds and insects they find in the cultivated fields.
It is the same with the finches in the trees, when the foliage is thick.
This migration of the finches from the hedgerows out into the fields, and their coming back, is very striking.
I almost think the finches have got regular caravan routes round and across the fields which they travel in small bands.
The yellowhammers often alight on them, so do thefinches and larks; for the coarse mortar laid on the top decays and is overgrown with mosses, so that it loses the hard appearance of a wall.
But some of the finches are probably searching for the ripe seeds of the weeds that spring up among the corn; they find also a feast of insects.
Crawling beneath an enormous rock-slab to rest and breathe, I disturbed a dozen or so rosy finches already in possession and evidently there for the same purpose as myself.
An experience with a number of rosy finchesin the midst of a blizzard was one of the most cheerful ever given me by wild fellow creatures.
You all care; you all sing; it is as the finches do in the fields, without knowing at all what it is that you do.
And a strange sight it certainly was; for, accompanied by linnets andfinches that fluttered over it, there came with the quick movement of its kind, a weasel, seemingly quite indifferent to the mobbing it received.
He was looking at this, when, without warning, he heard all about him the rustle of wings and sweet chirping whistles, and suddenly a large flock of gray-crowned finches alighted on the ground and on the stones about him.
Presently the little gray-crowned finches disappeared, and only a few minutes afterward they saw a white-tailed ptarmigan walking about among the rocks just below them.
With the exception of the single species of bullfinch already noticed as occurring in Alaska, all the above forms of finches are peculiar to the Palaearctic Region.
Of birds we have three carrion hawks, and in the valleys a few finches and insect-feeders.
Some finches went over just then; they were talking about Kapchack as they flew; they went so fast he could not hear much.
Three finches passed him as he went up the garden, telling each other that Kapchack was in love.
When studied in the swamp, the Lincoln Finches were found to be more reluctant than Song Sparrows to expose themselves, but one pair, anxious for their young, sat out against a clear sky again and again.
The Finchespluck the flowers assiduously, and either eat the fleshy part at the base, the tender ovary, or else press out the nectar just above, or both.
But what problem could be more fascinating to a lover of birds and mountains than that of working out accurately the distribution of the Rosy Finches in America?
Wright's Park, in Tacoma, appears to lead the state by two weeks in the early budding of its flowering plants, and here Purple Finches appear to the best advantage.
And when one sees a little company of the finches moving about demurely upon the face of a choppy snowdrift, pecking at the surface here and there, he begins to harbor an uncanny suspicion that the birds do eat snow.
I have gone six months at a time, where Finches were not uncommon, without seeing a single red bird.
A master singer among the Purple Finches once entertained us from the top of a fir tree a hundred feet high.
O yes, madam, at the finches of the grove, if you please.
Nor lark, Linnet, nor all the finches of the grove!
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