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.