Blog Archive: Finches

Birdorable European Goldfinch

Our Pair of European Goldfinches

April 13th, 2008 in Finches 1 comment

Since February we've been getting new visitors to our backyard: a pair of European Goldfinches. In the beginning just one came to feed from a bag of nuts we have hung up in a tree. After a few days he brought his mate along and since then they've come by almost every day:

European Goldfinch

These birds are quite common here in the Netherlands but we never had one in our backyard before. This brings the total number of birds that have visited us here to twelve: Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Jackdaw, Black Bird, Great Tit, Blue Tit, House Sparrow, Collared Dove, Herring Gull, Magpie, Robin and Starling. European Goldfinches are named 'Putter' or 'Distelvink' in Dutch. The latter translates as 'Thistle Finch' for it likes to eat small seeds like thistle seeds. What's funny is that we have a feeder full of thistle seeds in our backyard but we've never seen our two Goldfinches eat from it; they always go straight for the nuts! After seeing the cute Goldfinches in our yard we've added the species to this website. Check out our Birdorable version of the European Goldfinch.

Birdorable Chaffinch

Birdorable Chaffinch

February 28th, 2008 in New Birds, Finches 1 comment

The Chaffinch is a cute little finch that lives throughout Europe. It is a common backyard bird in western Europe where it feeds on seeds. Chicks are fed insects in the nest. The breeding male is strikingly colored with a slate-blue cap and rusty red breast and face. This is our totally cute Birdorable version of the Chaffinch.

Birdorable Chaffinch
Birdorable European Goldfinch

European Goldfinch

February 25th, 2008 in New Birds, Finches No comments

The European Goldfinch is a small finch that lives in Europe, western Asia and northern Africa. They are strikingly colored, with red faces, black and white heads, and yellow & black streaking on the wings. It eats small seeds such as thistles and teasels. It also regularly visits bird feeders in winter, like the one shown here below. This is our totally cute version of the European Goldfinch:

Birdorable European Goldfinch
Birdorable Zebra Finch

Introducing the Birdorable Zebra Finch

January 15th, 2008 in New Birds, Finches No comments

Zebra Finches are common finches that live all over Australia. They have also been introduced and live wild in Portugal and the United States. Males are beautifully marked with bright orange beaks and orange cheeks. Zebra Finches are known for their enthusiastic and creative singing and are widely kept as pets. This is our totally cute Birdorable version of the beautiful Zebra Finch, our 90th species to be cutified as a Birdorable:

Birdorable Zebra Finches

The Zebra Finch is available in several new Birdorable designs: