I was all set to post this last week for my Camera Critter, but a sudden onset of computer problems prevented it from happening. So, it’s a week late, but still good 8v)
Lesser Goldfinch are a common bird here in the summer months. Recently, the bird has become a year-round visitor to feeders throughout central Oregon.
On Halloween, I was surprised to see one at one of the seed socks in the backyard. I was surprised not because he was there, though in previous years the bird normally leaves by this time, but by how he looked.
This bird still had its summer breeding plumage, although not as brightly colored as the bird looked during the breeding season.
By the way, the brown streaked bird is a Pine Siskin and the one on the back side of the sock is another Lesser Goldfinch.
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