Repost of the picture from yesterday.
Cin was right on the money. And with time to look at the bird and compare with finch pictures in the Audobon book the bill is the wrong shape for a seed eating finch. I'm the amateur's amateur. So sue me.
Shot of a Townsend's Warbler from the web. Dug out the "bible," i.e the Audobon Field Guide, and leafed through the teeny birds section until I found a match. Unusually good match actually. It does help to have an actual picture to compare. Usually I'm trying to remember what I saw on the fly and thinking, "yeah I think that's what I saw."
According to the map in the Audobon book, little bit here is further south and west than usual. They do live in old growth douglas fir stands, though and we still have some old growth in the cascades. Probably got blown around during the storm last week. They run about 4 1/2 to 5 inches long and tend to be insect eaters. Sorry kid, you'll have to settle for suet cakes.