While drinking coffee and coconut water to recover from the NY celebrations at a friends house in Morningside, I had at least seven House Finches. They could be heard calling as they flew low overhead for much of my time there this afternoon around NE 52 Street just east of NE 5th Avenue. It seemed like they may have been heading to a feeder at a house on 51st Street.
This species appears to be tough in Miami-Dade, though there is a population in Ft. Lauderdale. The only other House Finch I’ve seen in northeast Miami was Biscayne Park in 2004 or so.
Heading back to work in Las Vegas and Tucson tonight. It was good to see many of you at Bill Baggs for the kingbird.