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.
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