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Lime Green Cap,wrong sorry Neon Green Cap like a black capped Chickadee
I don't have a digital camera to take a photo of it
Wrong Color,Brown & Black Wings Neon Green Cap.
Sorry again, wrong bird
Let me ask you some more questions which may help me picture what you are seeing.
The wings are black or brown with white stripes?
The head is a bright green all the way down the back?
Is the bill very heavy or long and thin?
What color is the abdomen or chest area?
You are seeing it at a seed feeder? Is it new or has it been there looking just like this all summer?
Is it sparrow size or smaller, or more like robin or starling size?
Has it got a long tail or a short one? does it have a fork in the tail?
Does it have any yellow or red on it?
Brown,Green is all the way down its back,small like a sparrow,light tan,it fed off of my sunflower stalk,first time ever seeing it,Like a robin,long flat tail,no other colors that I can see,that's all I saw
If it had a short tail I'd suspect a female or juvenile goldfinch but they have a short tail with a fork in it.
If it is robin sized then you may have seen an evening grosbeak juvenile or female while they are usually a yellowy color they can vary some in what you see. But again they have a relatively short tail.
There are Monk parakeets loose in MA and this might be one of those or this might be an escaped parakeet. Either of those could have the bright color you are describing with the darker wings be about the size you saw and have a long tail. Usually when Parakeets fly you can see their long tail has a flare of width to it near the tip.
Some look like this but there are color variations in the Monk
so check out the color here
If you see it again or it comes back for more seed you might contact the Audobon society to have a birder come and take a look to see if you have a rare visitor or an escaped bird
This is the closest audubon center in your area
As there are no native birds that are neon green its likely an escaped something.
All the typically green birds that might migrate through this time of year are more olive, lots smaller than you describe and are not seed eaters as they are warblers which eat insects and are pretty small. You can check out a yellow warbler here
in its autumn plumage.
and an evening grosbeak female here
In the robin size area female grosbeaks would be the most finch like bird and the Evening Grosbeak is often confused as a big gold finch and the females and juveniles of that species are often a greenish color.
I grew up in MA and was a member of a birdwatching club there so am really familiar with the birds you would typically see even during migrations. The brightest green bird is a hummingbird and that is long beaked and far too small and doesn't eat seeds.
You might see if the local lost and found ads list any missing birds in your area.
I've been thinking about it and if you mistook a shade of yellow for bright green it might be a kinglet
But overall with the color you describe I'm thinking it is an escaped pet bird of some type.
I believe its an escaped pet if none of the above birds are correct.
You are describing a bird that is never seen naturally in the area you live in.
You said it had a short beak and looked like a finch. Finches are seed eaters as are most short beaked birds.
The color you say it was does not match the colors of birds in MA so I suspect it was an escaped bird.
This is the wrong time of year for nest building too for native birds which again makes an escaped bird more likely.
Then I think you are going to have to watch for it again and take a careful view of its field markings and size. Field markings include color, tail shape and if its forked or not, wing bars, beak color, size etc.
Because with you saying the bird was neon green and had a short beak and looked like a finch no such bird is seen in the MA area.
You can take a look at the books on birds such as Peterson's Guide or any of the new birding books out there - your local library probably has some.
This site shows a lot of birds too I'm starting you where the female gold finch can be seen
I found some winter warbler pictures for you to look at
Never mind please e-mail my money back
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