Between Portland’s worst snow storm in forty years and working more hours for the holiday season, I have not ventured out birding lately. I am ever grateful for those birds that come to the feeder and provide me with a birding fix. The most common visitors are Dark-eyed Juncos.
Here is an adult female Dark-eyed Junco. Note the bit of brown on the crown and nape and how the hood is not an intense gray.
This male shows a solid dark gray hood (the light flecks on the crown are water droplets).
This American Goldfinch is already showing flecks of yellow.