European Finch

Margaret Strubel

I was shocked to see a European Finch on the thistle feeder in my backyard in Albany - very healthy individual.  At first, it was shooing away the Lesser Goldfinches, but after the 3rd day there is cooperation at the feeder.  Has a pink band on its leg.  I only see one.  Any idea if this is an escapee and who to contact?  It's not afraid of me which leads me to believe it could be an escapee.  Thanks fellow birders!

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