Last winter it was an owl this year it is a gold finch. I guess I have a way with birds. He was on the deck between the house and feeder and hopped up on my finger--sat there for about 5 minutes--long enough for DW to get a couple of photos and then flew to the feeder A close-up. BTW note the color--many people don't realize they change color in the fall. My SIL insisted they all flew south for the winter when she had dozens at her feeder.