This bird is common in much of North America. I believe this is the Lesser Goldfinch although it's range overlaps with the American Goldfinch and both are present in this area. It was a cold, rainy, gray day yesterday (finally) so the colors are a bit muted in the photo. I have had lots of birds this winter probably because of the drought situation. Daily visitors include the goldfinches, purple finches, western bluebirds,northern flickers, mourning doves, Eurasian collared doves, robins, oak titmouse, black phoebe, scrub jay, mocking bird, unknown specie(s) of sparrows, red-breasted sapsucker, dark-eyed junco, California towhee, spotted towhee, unknown species of hummingbird, American crow, and unfortunately, an occasional flock of starlings . An occasional red-tailed hawk visits and at night I hear an owl although I have never seen it.