I was walking past the front window yesterday afternoon, when I noticed this bird sitting on the porch rail. It always grabs my attention when one perches there, because it doesn't happen very often.
At first I thought it might be an American Goldfinch
, but then I realized it doesn't have the black bars on its wings. Maybe it's a juvenile goldfinch? It's possible, but it doesn't look like others I've seen. Also, the beak and the eyes look slightly different to me.
I'm thinking it might be a type of warbler or flycatcher, but I haven't been able to match it to any pictures I've found. I even have some birdwatching software on my computer, but haven't had any luck with it. I'm thinking it's a juvenile of some sort, which may be why it's difficult to identify.
Whatever it is, it sure looks sweet. :)
Sheldon has identified it as a female summer tanager. After doing some Googling, I've confirmed it. Thanks, Sheldon!