carduelis (thistle) psaltria (one who plays the lute)
Saturday, March 31, 1984 — 10:40 am
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Arizona
We were walking through the park near the bird cages when I saw this Lesser Goldfinch fly to the top branch of a palo-verde. I knew what it was right away from studying my field guides. And this was a good thing because it soon flew off out of sight.