April 20, 2017
Male purple finch, Rondeau Provincial Park, April 19, 2017.
We have had 7 or 8 purple finches, both male and female in the yard for a few days.
Significantly different than house finches.
The Purple Finch uses its big beak and tongue to crush seeds and extract the nut. They do a similar trick to get at nectar without eating an entire flower, and also to get to a seed buried inside a fleshy fruit.