I have recently seen an American Goldfinch here with still winter plummage and was surprised at how bright yellow he will become. The other surprise I had...I did not know that loons look so different in winter. If I have seen them I don't think I would recognize them. Thanks!
I was looking at the live cam at Sapsucker Woods. I was able to distinquish a common grackle from the European starling. Their shape is so similar but that shiny dark blue on the grackle helped. I used the Merlin app to assist. I already love it. There were also male and female cardinals, chickadees, a tufted titmouse (looked that one up), and lots of red-winged black birds. Fun.