Birding Hot Spots

Birding Hot Spots
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Purple Finch

by John Shackford

Purple Finch (male) © Patricia Velte

In its online write-up about the Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus), Cornell University states: “The Purple Finch is the bird that Roger Tory Peterson famously described as a ‘sparrow dipped in raspberry juice.’” To me there is always something very satisfying about seeing Purple Finches, and Peterson’s phrase catches much that

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