The American kestrel (Falco sparverius), sometimes colloquially known as the sparrow hawk, is a small falcon, and the only kestrel found in the Americas. It is the most common falcon in North America, and is found in a wide variety of habitats.
The Pyrrhuloxia or Desert Cardinal (Cardinalis sinuatus) is a medium-sized North American song-bird, found year-round in the desert scrub and mesquite thickets of the American southwest and northern Mexico.
I hung up a thistle seed sock to see if I could lure in goldfinches and saw a little male like this in his drab winter plumage. -American goldfinch male in winter plumage. He loses the black patch on his head as he fades to a dun colour.