This afternoon on the railing of my back deck, I briefly saw and was able to photograph with iPhone thru window this American Goldfinch with a white patch on its head and a lot of white markings on its folded wings and a white line down its tail feathers. In the right-hand lousy photo (cropped to make bird larger) the little yellow thing standing out from bird's head is a leaf on the lawn down behind the bird, not a feather on the bird.
The wooden railing is 1.5" high and 5.5" wide (a "2 inch x 6 inch" piece of lumber). The bird flew out to a big tree in my back yard and was not seen again during daylight. - Donna Scott, Lansing Station Rd. by Cayuga Lake [cid:image002.jpg@01D5C32E.6DD5FCB0][cid:image004.jpg@01D5C32E.6DD5FCB0] -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --