Meet Ed, Our Resident House Finch Here On Cape Cod

We have had this little House Finch hanging out at our bird feeder all summer. He comes in the morning and stays for a few hours, then comes back at lunch and stays for most of the afternoon, just sitting at the bird feeder. Sometimes he faces in when he is eating and sometimes he just sits there facing out, watching all of  the action around him. He is quite endearing. And he stays forever!


Having been a Special Ed teacher for 25+ years, I knew there is something very special about this little Finch. When he flies, he spirals and zig zags instead of flying straight. When he is ready to land, he doesn’t quite know where to land…sometimes trying to land on a leaf and sometimes just falling until he catches himself. He is quite unique and adorable!

So, Phil and I named him “Ed,”  because he is very special. We spend many hours watching him and are just happy that he found a safe place to hang out with an unlimited amount of birdseed. And… a nice little bird bath to take a drink or splash around. We even got a heater for the birdbath so the birds can use it all year round!

I just wanted you to meet “Ed.” He is just precious and “one of the family!” We hope he stays with us all winter!


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