Originally Posted by Claudia36oh
Hazel, I love Mr. Pink, how did you manage to band him, that's so cool
I won a banding opportunity through a local nature reserve, Claudia: The Main Event--banding birds at Hazel Run, 24 May 2011
. It was pretty interesting!
TQ, there is a similar species, the house finch, that might also be in your area. Easiest way to tell which you have is to look at the back of the head and the belly. The male house finch will have a brown nape and more brown streaking on the flanks than a purple finch. The purple finch lacks the brown nape entirely.