A friend gave us our Bird Watcher’s Guide two decades ago after I pointed out the “Spardinals” that had started visiting our new feeders. Grinning, he turned to the page that identified the sparrow looking birds with their varying coverage of red on backs and heads as Purple Finches.No purple anywhere. Sparrows with a splash of cardinal red.We still call them Spardinals. Its more fun.Happy Spring, Neighbors.Respectfully,C.
May 23, 2018