Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Unusual new feeder frequenters.
A yellow house finch, and (I am guessing) a leucistic house finch. First time I think I've ever seen one of these. I can't say as though I can remember seeing too many of the yellow ones either. Just about all of the finches in our yard are a fairly deep red. Fun fact: Apparently, every house finch out here descended from a limited population of ~40 birds released on Long Island in the 1940s.
UPDATE - upon further consideration, I think it is a chipping sparrow. Hawk-bait, the chipping sparrow.