My very wet yard finally dried enough to mow yesterday, and this morning noticed two Brown-capped Rosy-Finches feeding along-side Rw Blackbirds, grackles and cowbirds!
Without my glasses on, at first I just noticed them as being 'different' somehow from female blackbirds...no streaky breast, no eye-line and pale color along the folded edge of the wing. Racing for binocs, I got a long, solid look at the birds; clearly two B-c Rosy-Finches. WOW...
I immediately tossed out seed just outside my back door...and then there were four of the pink-bellied, dark-headed beauties out there. Now, that is a first; it's MAY!
This beautiful shot is by Bill Maynard, though I flipped it.