I don't get many House Finches at my feeder
currently, only about six or so. Rarely do I get a Purple
House Finch. I have only seen one in the fall and one again
last month. Apparently they are somewhat more shy than the
other birds and tend not to compete at the feeders. I had
always wondered what they looked like but I sure figured it
out in a hurry because their colouring can only be
described as alizarin crimson.