Like the Northern Cardinal, the House Finch thrives in the villages and cities to the south, but we seldom see it here. In fact we've seen it here only twice before. It superficially resembles the Purple Finch.
Stony Lake lies on the Trent-Severn Waterway, in Peterborough County, Ontario, Canada. Of the many possible ways to celebrate the changing seasons, we've chosen to chronicle the birds we see around, and often from the windows of, our home on Stony Lake. Click on images to enlarge.