Help ID this cute bird.

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    Tooty2shoes Hardy Maple

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    Ok this little olive green bird has been showing up at our feeders for the past week. It is not a Gold finch as you can see the comparison. But it is about the same size as a Gold finch. The olive green color is what is throwing me. I checked my bird book but no real close matches. HELP!
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    This is a fledgling Gold finch - could it be that? I can't find anything nearer in my bird books.
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Looks like a goldfinch. Often seen at our feeders, the male is bright yellow while the female is a duller yellow. They love the thistle feeder.

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    Tooty2shoes Hardy Maple

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    Thanks everyone for your IDs. I did some online research and I believe it is a Yellow Warbler. Because it was so olive green that threw me as the bird book I have doesn't show the coloration in correct colors. [​IMG]
    It's an immature bird. It's the eye ring that helped ID it.
     
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    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    Tooty, thank you for posting this photo. Searching our bird books and internet sites has kept my husband busy for several hours. He is an engineer, and doesn't like to give up!
    You must have amazing feeders to attract such unusual birds.
     
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    Marlingardner this cute little warbler has been coming to my sunflower feeder. I only feed just the sunflower seed hearts as I hate the mess the shells leave behind. It may be that a lot of this little warblers natural food isn't available yet. I also hate to give up on a search. It's kind of like treasure hunting.
     
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    So Warbler it is? I had guessed a young Goldfinch.
    Love birds, almost all. If I must choose, the pedestrian
    Robin.
     
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    Toni that's my go to site also. Here's another pic that looks really similar to my pic. [​IMG]
     
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    Growingpains Young Pine

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    We usually refer to our Bird books.
    Audubon and others.
    I will also use this site.
     
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