Aurora, CO(Zone 4a)

We have many tiny birdies that hang around our bird bath, and I never notice them that much. Until - I saw this little guy who can only be called adorable. Cute to an exponential degree with his Opie Taylor haircut. Can anybody tell me what kind of bird this is?

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(Zone 5a)

I don't know who Opie Taylor is, but this is a juvenile finch, rather than a Wren. They are really cute when they still have the down tufts on their heads. I am leaning toward the House Finch because it does not have any eyebrow, like the Purple or Cassin's finch. But because it is a juvenile, I do not know if they would have the full markings yet.

Aurora, CO(Zone 4a)

Thanks very much. He's so cute, I'd like to keep him as a pet, but imprisonment is so not cool, even for a House Finch. Opie Taylor was Sheriff Andy Taylor's son on the Andy Griffith Show (of course).

Vancleave, MS(Zone 8b)

Opie Taylor was played by the now famous Director Ron Howard as a child

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Ditto to juvenile House Finch.

No idea who Opie Taylor is/was, nor what the Andy Griffith show is/was, either ;-)


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