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american goldfinch

  1. American goldfinch

    American goldfinch

    Connecticut residents, including our feathered friends, look forward to the annual sunflower blooms. As folks from all over descend on the fields for selfies, birds like this American goldfinch come to feast on the fall seeds. This is Auger's Field in North Branford, Connecticut. Of their many...
  2. American Goldfinch

    American Goldfinch

    This is my state bird, and it's a female.
  3. American Goldfinch (male) on Nodding Thistle

    American Goldfinch (male) on Nodding Thistle

    American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis tristis) male. Eating thistle seeds from Nodding Thistle.
  4. birduser

    Abandoned Railroad and the Batten Kill River

    The Batten Kill River can be deep or shallow in the summer enough for a person to walk around in. The area I walked in was really shallow and then I heard a Belted Kingfisher call and got a few pictures of it on a dead tree branch across the river. That was the first ever time I've seen a Belted...
  5. American goldfinch

    American goldfinch

    American goldfinch never fails to brighten the day.
  6. American Goldfinch Male

    American Goldfinch Male

    A few years ago someone gave me a set of old manual (film era) Pentax lenses and a few third party K mount manual lenses. Among them was a Sunagor 400mm F5.6. The only interchangeable lens camera I have is a Nikon1 so I bought an adaptor so I could use the old Pentax lenses. With the crop factor...
  7. American Goldfinch

    American Goldfinch

    Unlike other finches, the American Goldfinch has two body molts each year with distinctive summer and winter plumage. They are drab brown in the winter but the males turn bright yellow each spring. The yellow color is acquired by pigments in their diet and females reportedly prefer to mate with...
  8. Coming into color

    Coming into color

    Spring males are brilliant yellow and shiny black with a bit of white. And he's almost to that point.
  9. American goldfinch

    American goldfinch

    There were at least six American Goldfinches at this feeder, often at the same time.
  10. So darn colorful

    So darn colorful

    American Goldfinch
  11. Male American goldfinch

    Male American goldfinch

  12. Male American goldfinch

    Male American goldfinch

  13. So darn beautiful

    So darn beautiful

    Male American Goldfinch
  14. American goldfinch

    American goldfinch

    American goldfinch
  15. Handsome Dude

    Handsome Dude

  16. American Goldfinch

    American Goldfinch

    Female goldfinch
  17. Golden jewel

    Golden jewel

    American Goldfinch (male)
  18. American Goldfinch, male

    American Goldfinch, male

    Thanks for all your kind words on my pictures. Have a great day
  19. American goldfinch

    American goldfinch

  20. American Goldfinch, female

    American Goldfinch, female

    American Goldfinch
  21. American Goldfinch

    American Goldfinch

    They look even prettier with the new tree grown for Spring.
  22. Coming into color

    Coming into color

    Male,American Goldfinch Breeding time is upon us ;)
  23. American Goldfinch

    American Goldfinch

  24. Family Dinner

    Family Dinner

    I'm not sure exactly how closely related these are, but I like the comparison between their different patterns.
  25. American Goldfinch 2.jpg

    American Goldfinch 2.jpg

    So I assume this is a Male? Still don't know the difference however this one is more colorful. Hope you like it. I have enjoyed rare success attracting them this year and happier for it. A funny story, I trimmed my beard and butchered it. So I went clean-shaven and now I look like I lost...