Hello everyone, my name is Helen and I am a backyard birder. I am having a real hard time identifying a fat, cute little bird that has showed up at my feeding station for the past 3 days.
The bird is plump, it has deep olive coloring on the head and back area. It is medium yellow on the throat with lighter yellow on the *** and belly and changing to cream at base of tail. The wings are a mixture of brown, gray and white with no clear identifying strips or bands. The eyes are black with no rings. No stripe on body or ***. The beak and feet are orange/pink. The bird likes thistle seed and the bird bath for drinking. I at first thought that it may be a young Goldfinch, however when compared to the other Goldfinches at my station, this bird is about 1-2 inches longer and much fatter then them. The Goldfinches do chase this bird away at the feeder and the bird is solatary in nature. I have not heard it call.
I did take some pictures, vie the camcorder, lol and the pictures are not to clear. I will try to upload the best one when I can figure out how to do that.
Thanks for any help you can give me, this one really has me stumped.
PS: My location is southern Pennsylvania