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When I first saw the picture, I thought it was a Goldfinch, too. But the few shots after it were actual Goldfinches and they look totally different. It may be the angle of the camera, but it seemed a tad bit bigger than a Goldfinch. Plus, if you look... it almost seems like it has a orange tint on the underbelly.
wren107 wrote:I have never seen a female Goldfinch that yellow and the males have black on them. Looks kind of like a canary but I am not a expert. I do know I have never seen one like that in any of my books
I tried using my Audubon app and the All About Birds website, but am still stumped. The warbler was the closest thing I could find. But you're right... the beak does look wrong. I guess I'll just have to hope I can catch it on camera again. Perhaps get a better side shot! :-)
OldNed wrote:Don't know the size of your bird but try 1+ year-old male Painted Bunting (note the red on the belly) or a Summer Tanager
I did notice the reddish tint on the belly which is why I was certain it wasn't a Goldfinch! I'm not sure about the Painted Bunting. I googled images for a male juvenile but they seemed a bit more on the greenish than yellow side. However, I am wondering about the Summer Tanager! I found this image and think they look very similar. What do y'all think? http://www.weeksbay.org/photo_gallery/neotropical/summer-tanager-2--11-x-14.jpg
That would be amazing if it was indeed a Tanager. The Scarlet Tanager is one of my "hope to see one day" birds. So... I'm thinking the Summer Tanager would be the next best thing! :-)
Well... if Resin says it's a Summer Tanager... then I'm going to consider this one CLOSED! Thank you everyone (especially OldNed and Resin) for your help! Wow!!! Knowing I had a Tanager in my backyard makes me super happy! :-)