Finches and other birds in the backyard and parks nearby.
This is the normal Red colored House Finch above, although he is drinking humming bird nectar.
We found a Yellow morph House Finch at a park nearby. I am not sure why he is yellow, perhaps it is related to the food they eat. The other ones are all red.
Edit: I am adding some info after publishing as I had time to read up on the House Finches and their colors. I was too busy before.
The male House Finch comes in red, orange and yellow. It is from the carotenoids in the diet and is used to attract females. The redder the male is the more the young females prefer it and they breed early and have successful chicks. The yellows breed later than the reds but they are the most helpful with feeding the chicks. The reds do not help with the feeding and have a better survival rate as they have no stress and sit around and eat all day. An older experienced female House Finch will prefer a yellow mate as he will feed her babies and she gets to rest. The younger House Finches all prefer the dashing reds. Some of the males will change from yellow to red over a few years. The orange House Finch is popular with the older females also as he will both breed early and then take over part of the feeding of the chicks. Who knew all these intimate details of House Finches! (found this stuff on line somewhere)
Leucistic Fox Sparrow below.
Flicker. We are at the letter "F" for the ABC Meme.
Fisgard Lighthouse for some more Red.
There was a Rock Wren at Fisgard Lighthouse which is kind of rare for our area.
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