Tuesday, December 21, 2010
I had to do some research to correctly identify. I learned the Goldfinch is sporting its winter plumage so the bright yellow I associate with this bird isn't apparent-- however yesterday I did see a more yellow one at my feeder. I'm hoping to capture one of these on camera soon- if they come back.
I'd like to see the male in its breeding plumage which features a black circle at the top of its head. Check it out on this website: http://whatbird.wbu.com/obj/91/_/American_Goldfinch.aspx
The American Goldfinch has a striking wing pattern which really stands out when you see it from behind
Hey buddy! Save some for the rest of the birds!
I hope to be adding more American Goldfinch pictures this winter. I have a thistle bag out which in other photos I've seen them using. But so far the finches in my yard prefer the regular seed feeders and suet.