Today was a day we spent getting ready for the next group of Earthwatch volunteers. However, we first did some sampling at our site on the research station. It was a nice, late start (6.30 instead of 4.30) and we got several birds, including this vegetarian finch which decided Luis head was a nice place to rest after getting its’ sugar water treat!
|A vegetarian finch liked Luis' hair after being released|
For a snack, we had some popcorn, and we turned our backs for just a few seconds to be greeted with a now common site in the city: finches munching on human food. Though a popcorn kernel is relatively large for these finches, they had no problem manipulating the large kernels to feed on it. I snapped a few photos before we headed them off to feed on proper food such as scutia (a spiny plant with fruit and seeds finches like) and opuntia (cactus) flowers
|Popcorn munching finch|