The House Finches of our backyard! Posted on February 16, 2014 by David Dodge It’s true we live in an ecological desert known as the suburbs, but this year we have been blessed with over wintering House Finches that really brighten the backyard whenever they are around! House Finches wintering at our bird feeder in north Edmonton. House finch in our backyard. House finch, the beautiful red colouration brightens the backyard on the coldest of days. A female House Finch. A House Finch in our fancy Sun Country Farms bird feeder mase from recycled milk jugs. It also has a screened bottom that lets the rain out keeping the seeds fresh.