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In the past I had identified all my little red birds as House Finches, but yesterday someone identified one of my pictures as a purple finch variant. So I've gone back to look and see if I need to change any of my pictures to Purple Finches. Not sure I know them very well but I do have a question on one. The first picture I believe is a Purple Finch and the 2nd a House Finch. The 3rd I think is a House Finch, bill and markings under the wing, but with red down his back, a little orange in his head and red rump I'm not sure. All pictures were taken yesterday in Southwest Wisconsin.
Baldwin co AL 08 Sept 2020 House Finches with Finch eye disease. 😞 I observed first one yesterday and another today. The feeders are down and are being sterilized. Can anyone else share experience or advice for managing & future avoidance? 1. How long should I wait before I can put the feeders back up? 2. I have been cleaning them once a month with dish soap and a 10% bleach solution. Should I do it more frequently? 3. Any other suggestions?