Around here they're called wild canaries, but are part of the finch family. They frequent our feeders and we've enjoyed watching their feathers turn to this bright yellow from their duller colors during the winter. Their eggs hatch toward the end of summer which has filled the feeders and airways with bright, flitting bits of color and commotion. Capable of flying and singing at the same time [something to admire and emulate], they love thistle when it goes to seed. These photos aren't the best but I was glad to catch a glimpse of this guy's thistle-down frenzy. Not dainty, yet so acrobatic.
Another famous Finch. . .Atticus
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