Sunday, 1 May 2011

"Rare bird alert"

Lesser Goldfinch: Cathy Carlson Photo.

"Rare bird alert-Lesser Goldfinch"

The birdstore has received this e-mail...
Last evening I saw a finch in my niger seed feeder.......from a distance I thought it was an American Goldfinch. I could see with my binoculars that it was a male Lesser Goldfinch!! I have seen one in California but never this far north. He is at my feeder again this am. He is beautiful with his black cap and olivy-green back. I have taken a few pics and hope to get a better pic when the light improves. This is at Shirley just up from Sooke. For more information call the birdstore at 250 390-3669

Good birding
Neil Robins
British Columbia.

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