While GM was looking out his back window last night, he happened to notice a bright yellow bird munching on the flowers of his basil plant:
The shot up above is when the bird flew off to a wire after GM stepped on to the porch. GM has never seen such an exotic looking bird in Georgetown. However, upon researching he determined that it’s just an American Goldfinch, which is hardly rare.
While Georgetown has plenty of green-space for an urban neighborhood, the fact is that we don’t have a particularly exotic stock of wild birds flying around, at least as far as GM can tell. Maybe a few hummingbirds here and there, or the occasional hawk flying by, but nothing to out of the ordinary.
Or is GM just not a very observant birder? What sort of interesting birds have you seen around town?