WOODBURNING 'THIS PLACE IS FOR THE BIRDS' BY EDGE OF THE WILDWOOD
Purple finch has a loud, melodic song and they also make a TIC note only in flight. There are many collective nouns for this bird species: a 'charm' a 'company' or a 'trembling' of finches. The purple finch is the state bird of New Hampshire.
So, where are the Tremblings of Purple Finches? Their erractic migration habits create a scientific puzzle – one that requires lots of data all collected simultaneously over a huge area for us to begin to understand. One great way to help scientists get a handle on finch movements is to contribute your sightings to the Avian Knowledge Network by participating in eBird
A delightful and indepth description of purple finches by John James Audubon (1785 - 1851) can be found on 50states.com
BIRDING is a series on wild birds in my home state. Follow Edge of the Wildwood for more interesting bird subjects in this ongoing series!