MEGA first record of Lesser Goldfinch in PA

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Today Dale ;Gearhart reported a Lesser Goldfinch eating thistle seeds from his feeder. This is a species of finch related to the American Goldfinch but with a range more restricted to the Southwest.

He shared two clips of the bird with us. It is a male and one of the black-backed (eastern) forms. Alex and I will be down there early tomorrow morning in the hopes if seeing the bird.

Photos by Dale Gearhart.
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