BirdCam:  Updates

Yellow Variant House Finch

House Finch males (Capodacus mexicanus), usually colored in rosy hues, also come in a yellow variant.  I managed to catch one today at the BirdCam station.  This looks like a young, first fall male just starting to get his colors.

The other day, I posted a "First Sighting" of a Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus).  Since then I have managed to catch some slightly better photos:

Black-capped Chickadee

These are fast little birds and always on the move.  Together with the low light conditions provided by fall weather, getting a crisp shot seems to be a challenge.  In the second picture, the Chickadee is joined by a Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis):

Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee

Finally, notice the Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki') in the photos.  The sun came out late this afternoon to add a little sparkle.  Another Junco enjoys a snack:

Japanese Maple 'Osakazuki'

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