adding some color

The landscape may have turned white again with the latest snowfall, but the birds are starting to show some color at last, with the males molting some of their body feathers.

male house finch

I don’t think I’ve ever noticed the pretty red rump of the male House Finch in its breeding plumage.

male american goldfinch-

Not quite ready for prime time yet, but the male American Goldfinches are starting to sprout new yellow feathers in place of their drab tan winter plumage.

Cardinals, Chickadees, and Finches are singing — spring is on its way, if very slowly.

male cardinal-

Even the Cardinals have yet to lose the gray edging of their bright red feathers before they gain their true spring brilliance.

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