House Finch - male (Carpodacus mexicana)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
You know that old saying: The early bird gets the worm. The same can be said for seeds. Every morning when we first put seeds on our bird feeders, mobs of birds arrive and quickly devour them. Late arrivals, like this young male House Finch (Carpodacus mexicana), have to settle for any leftovers they can find on the ground near the feeders. This little guy got lucky. He managed to find a sunflower seed that the early birds had missed.