House Finch - immature male (Carpodacus mexicanus)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
Here is an immature male House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) , perched on a branch of a Plumeria tree in my garden, demonstrating the art of blending in with one's surroundings.
I was taking photos of visitors to our bird feeders. This shy little guy darted in, snatched a seed, and quickly flew off. Although he selected a perch just a few meters from where I was standing, he stayed quite still, so it took me a few seconds of peering before I noticed where he went.
In case you missed these, here is an earlier photo of a mature male House Finch, and one of a female House Finch.