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You know that ugly scruffy hair look that's popular these days?

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You know that ugly scruffy hair look that's popular these days?, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. Well this is where it started.

Lesser goldfinch

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Lesser goldfinch, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. Such a good looking bird to be called lesser.
This is a male with a black cap and black back. Yellow underneath and white on the wings

Carduelis psaltria

Buff-Bellied Hummingbird

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Buff-Bellied Hummingbird, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. We saw this hummingbird on our first trip to Texas. Nice of him to sit out in the open.

amazilia yucatanensis

Cardinals really are a stunning bird.

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Cardinals really are a stunning bird., a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. As a year round bird I tend not to look closely at cardinals because they are just cardinals.
When I do stop and look I am impressed all over again.

Cardinalis cardinalis

California Towhee

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California Towhee, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. A drab bird about 9 inches long that likes to hide in bushes. Definitely the least colourful towhee we have seen.
Still it was another first.
Someday I should add up the birds we have seen.

Pipilo crissalis

Golden-crowned sparrow

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Golden-crowned sparrow, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. This is another life bird we saw at Eaton Canyon in Pasadena.

Amazing colour on the crown of its head.

Zonotrichia leucophrys