Among the many purple finches, house finches and other feeder birds I had a yellow variant house finch at a backyard feeder today.  Haven't seen one this yellow in several years.  Two yb sapsuckers continue to come to suet and five red fox sparrows grow fat on sunflower seed.  The birds recognize that spring is coming--Carolina chickadees, cardinals and titmice are singing and the males are chasing each other around the woods here north of Union. 
Don Hays
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Donald R. Hays
Union, Franklin Co., Missouri
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