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A few weeks ago I was observing some bird feeders up Amazonia, MO, way and the ratio of Purple Finches there was about 50-50 (small sample of five birds). It looked to me like there were two females, two males and one young male.

  A week or so ago, while watching a feeder setup at Wallace State Park, Brenda and I saw two or three female Purple Finches and one male around the feeders.

  Several days ago I was watching Georgia and Frances's feeders at Bean Lake and saw four or five female Purple Finch and no males.

  Go figure!

Walter Wehtje <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
  Just like Jean I'm enjoying the warmth of my house while watching the
birds at the feeders. I've had 5-8 Purple Finches hanging out for the
past few weeks, but almost all of them are females. I've never seen more
than one male at a time. Has anyone else noted this skewed sex ratio?

Walter Wehtje
Columbia


Larry Lade
Saint Joseph, MO
Buchanan County
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