With spring arriving, the birds of the local area are beginning to show their breeding colors.
One of the more common birds here, are the House Finches. Their bright red cap and neck turn an otherwise, drab bird, into something worth watching.
However, I have seen House Finches in this area which were yellow where the red normally is. Several years, I attempted to get a photo of one which was visiting the apple tree in back, but was unsuccessful.
A couple of weeks ago, I was walking around town with camera in hand, when I heard a finch singing away. As I am prone to do, I lifted the camera to my eye, zoomed in on the bird and thought…”What in the world?”
This House Finch wasn’t red, nor was it yellow. It was brown with a very slight hint of orange. I snapped away for a dozen or so images and then continued my trek.
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