I had my first of the year Purple Finch on the feeder on Saturday while we were getting ready for Easter festivities. I took a little time-out to stand on the back porch and fire a few frames. Most years I see Purple Finch on the feeder in late March. Either they were late this year, missed my feeder with the first wave of birds, or I just haven't had time to notice them.
For some reason the white in front of the eye always stands out more to me in photos than it does in real life.