The Blogging A to Z Challenge doesn’t run on Sundays. Traditionally, we squirrels offer a nature mystery hosted by yours truly, Hickory Squirrel. I post a mystery photo in the morning, you readers make guesses and then I return in the evening with the correct answer.
Here we go…
What is this bird and why does he look so funny?
I’ll check back later!
One of our readers got it exactly right: this is an American Goldfinch, but he’s not ‘gold’ right now because he’s molting. Both the male and female goldfinches have a dull coat in the winter, and right now are molting feathers. The female won’t look too much different, but the male of course will be a bright yellow.