Capitol Birds

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On an afternoon walk last weekend, Amy and I spied more than a few red-breasted robins, and several small yellow birds hanging out in the still-bare branches of an old oak by the Capitol. tells me the yellow birds are American Goldfinches, though there were a few with crown-like fringes on their heads which don’t match the illustration — but that might have just been wind-blown feathers. In any case, it was a pleasure to see these around rather than the usual pests — starlings, grackles, and sparrows. The robins and goldfinches certainly sounded more melodious.