Lesser Goldfinch

My friend Lenore is having good success with rare birds this winter. First it was a Black-chinned Hummingbird at Thanksgiving which is still visiting. Now she has a Lesser Goldfinch, a smaller cousin to the familiar American Goldfinch from the western US.  I went over New Years morning and waited, not too long, for the LEGO to show up.  I didn’t have long to wait before first the hummingbird then the goldfinch made an appearance.  The goldfinch sat in a big bush for a while letting everyone else eat first then finally cam down for seeds.  It was cloudy and considering rain so my pictures were grainy and otherwise lousy but I got a few that were good enough for identification.  Here is the best.

Lesser Goldfinch Gifford House January 2013 06818

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