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  1. There was another bird recently with unusual blue feathers, don't remember exactly what or where it was. The OP said it was a cold dry day and this House Finch doesn't appear to be wet. I've never seen down feathers on one that were blue like this one is. I really don't know what the cause is, but it's a very unusual House Finch for sure!
  2. No doubt it's a male House Finch. I wonder if the blue in it's feathers could be due to something in its diet. We know that the color can vary from red to orange to yellow in male House Finches due to something in their diet.
  3. Congrats!!! I've yet to see one of those critters....still on my bucket list!
  4. Agree, for the reasons akandula stated.
  5. Here is a Yellow-fronted Canary that was on my feeder today. It was here 2 years ago for a few weeks, then disappeared. Didn't see it at all last year, so I figured it was the victim of a predator or something else. It showed up here a few days ago again and today I was able to get a few photos of it. It still has the blue band it was wearing the first time it was here. I'm assuming (I know, I know......) it's the same bird. I think the odds of two different blue-banded Yellow-fronted Canaries showing up here would be highly unlikely! First two photos were taken today. IMG_2505 Yellow-fronted Canary by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr IMG_2508 Yellow-fronted Canary by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr Next two photos were taken in Aug 2017. IMG_9600-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr IMG_9606-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr
  6. They can vary from bright red to pinkish, and orange-red to orange, and orange-yellow to yellow. Below is one on my feeder here in Sacramento back in 2012. Yellow-variant House Finch 002-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr
  7. Here's mine from a few years back in Fla. 1-2015_04_29_124 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr
  8. Agree with the above. That species of "Ovenbird" is very widespread and common this time of year. I enjoyed one myself today!!
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