ok, we have a songbird :)
For some time I've noticed a yellowish bird among the sparrows visiting our feeder, not every day, maybe once a week if I was lucky. It is about the same size and very similar coloration, I figured it was a hybrid and never thought much of it.
Since the Cosmos have been blooming I noticed that yellowish bird jumping around their stems, and appearing much brighter.... Then Yesterday walking up to the gate six feet away I very cleary saw it perched on the dill next to the cosmos - American Goldfinch! HA! Finally a bird that's not a sparrow or mourning dove (not that I don't enjoy them). This is really exciting to me. Now to add more songbird flowers for next year....
...and to hurry my arse up and get a new camera to snatch a pic of it!