I was surprised to see the goldfinches already getting their breeding plumage, a male already has the black on it's face and it's bright yellow feathers are coming in.
I don't know why, but I've always really loved Pine Siskins, so it's nice to have them around.
I believe we have a Hoary Redpoll too, from what I can tell. It's stripes are a lot fainter, it's rump is white, it does not have a red wash, and there's only one that looks like that in our yard.
I hope I will make a post soon, as well as a post for the rarity hunt. I also am planning to update my blog, my life list and year lists and such, so stay tuned! And here is my FoF photo:
|American Goldfinch with seed in beak|
Here is Prairie Birder's post.