January 12, 2022

My Cheerful Red Factor Canaries

My vibrant and melodious red factor canaries make even the coldest winter days so cheerful.

I keep a number of birds as pets, including a group of canaries and a pair of charming Combassou finches, which live with me inside my Winter House. They have a large wooden cage I designed after one that came from France, built around 1900 - probably to house doves or quails. It sits in my enclosed porch where all the birds can enjoy the views through the floor to ceiling windows. This week has been bitterly cold here in Bedford, New York, but all my curious and active little avian friends are happy as can be singing, flying from perch to perch, and eating from a fresh buffet of seeds and greens from my greenhouses.

Enjoy these photos.