But first, a glimpse at FINCH MADNESS.
There are various finches feeding in a frenzy these days.
House finches and Goldfinches are flocking more or less together.
And they come in great numbers.
Now for the different bird.
The Goldfinches were not welcoming this this newcomer.
I am not sure who this is, exactly. I am pretty sure this is a finch rather than a sparrow. It doesn’t seem to be the enemy sparrow, House Sparrow, in any stage of development.
The black bib suggests but lack of red breast suggests that this a Hoary Redpoll, though you would think that the cap would be brighter red. I have had Redpolls here in the past and their caps were pretty brilliant. Could this be an immature bird? Perhaps an immature Common Redpoll? There is streaking on the breast but the rump seems white.
This House Finch is waiting for your donations to the feed fund.
UPDATE: I asked around and the consensus is that the mystery bird is Common Redpoll.