Behold … the American Goldfinch or Carduelis tristis.
Perhaps he is sad, tristis, because he isn’t an Indigo?
You would think that tristis might a better name for this "blue" Bunting.
I have at least two of these now, both males. I haven’t seen an females yet.
Now here we have the orange variant of the House Finch, or Carpodacus mexicanus.
Remember what I said about the Goldfinch Eating Team?
There were six hangning around on the socks a little later, and two on the feeder.
I am going to have to put my donation button on the bird entires just to keep their greedy little beaks busy.
Here is the confirmation that I have at least two male Indigo Buntings.
But I think there is another. Just after shooting this I went into the kitchen and out of the window I saw another.
Also, I found that Mr. Red-Breasted Grosbeak had taken the Missus out to supper.
Notice how much smaller the sparrow is.
And batting cleanup is the Mourning Dove, Zeniada macroura.