lesser goldfinch

Lissa and I were visited this afternoon by an elegant little lesser goldfinch, first sitting on a sprinkler head, then perched on the iceplant picking out some sort of meal. We had them last year, light enough to perch on the sunflowers and eat their seeds, but we’d both forgotten, and had to pull out the bird books to identify him. I’ll have to put out sunflower seeds for him. Hope he hangs around.