I think my favorite bird is the American goldfinch. There's just something about the softness of their colors and their cute little faces.
I think this is the first time I've seen a purple finch at the feeder. Seeing a new bird is always exciting for me, especially when it falls on the anniversary of my Dad's death. I always take it as a sign from above that he is looking down on me.
In Loving Memory of Harold Tillman
August 7, 1934 - February 16, 2006