MALE AMERICAN GOLDFINCH (CARDUELIS TRISTIS), EVANSTON, ILLINOIS, JANUARY 12, 2012
SMC Pentax-F* 300mm f4.5 ED (IF)
1/320 sec. f8
It's hard to believe that the bright yellow male goldfinch turns so gray and dull in January, but it does. This specimen made a nice change from the ubiquitous sparrows at our backyard birdbath today.