There have been a few new birds in my yard.
New to me at least.
Yellow seems to be a new color. I've seen two different one's. I think they may be the same bird. I looked the color up and I have it narrowed down to the .. American Goldfinch. Which just happens to be the bird for the state of Washington. Where's it been til now, I don't know ?
Here's some info on my new Yellow visitor ...
"The American Goldfinch is the state bird of Washington. It is common throughout the lowlands of Washington, often coming to bird feeders. The male in breeding plumage is bright yellow with a black forehead, wings, and tail. He has one white wing-bar on each wing and white on his tail. Outside of the breeding season, the male is drab brown with hints of yellow and white wing-bars. In both breeding and non-breeding plumage, he has white undertail coverts contrasting with the yellow undertail coverts of the Lesser Goldfinch. The female in breeding plumage is yellowish-gray-brown on top and varies in color from bright yellow to dull yellow underneath. She has two light wing-bars on each wing and a light-colored bill. Her tail is black with white outer tips. Outside of the breeding season, she is gray above and below, and has less distinct wing-bars and a darker bill." http://birdweb.org/birdweb/bird_details.aspx?id=463
The other feathered friend is red and I looks a lot like a Male House Finch.
"The House Finch is a recent introduction from western into eastern North America (and Hawaii), but it has received a warmer reception than other arrivals like the European Starling and House Sparrow. That’s partly due to the cheerful red head and breast of males, and to the bird’s long, twittering song, which can now be heard in most of the neighborhoods of the continent. If you haven’t seen one recently, chances are you can find one at the next bird feeder you come across." http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/House_Finch/lifehistory
Bird Tv has been Purrfect lately ...