I’ve only had one opportunity to photograph Cassin’s Finches so far and that was in the small town of Lakeview where the headquarters of Red Rock Lakes national Wildlife Refuge is located. Typically I don’t photograph birds at or near feeders but in this case there was a feeder nearby and this male Cassin’s Finch was obliging. The background is an old wooden building so the setting wasn’t as natural as I would like either but I wanted the images I took of a bird that has otherwise been a nemesis for me.
That strong bill looks like it wouldn’t have any trouble cracking a hard-shelled nut!
~I’m back from my trip and trying to catch up.