Tamsey and the Bird Dog sent this set of pictures taken outside their home near Ely, Minn.
“This little guy came to our feeder this morning (Sunday) and has hung around all day — as you can see in one picture he is the size of a siskin. We poured through the bird books — any idea? He is feisty as he chases other birds out of the feeder.”
I suggested it might be an albino. They wrote back, pointing out that it has black feathers.
So it’s a mystery to me, too. Any suggestions out there?
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