I was surprised to see the goldfinches already getting their breeding plumage, a male already has the black on it's face and it's bright yellow feathers are coming in.
I don't know why, but I've always really loved Pine Siskins, so it's nice to have them around.
I believe we have a Hoary Redpoll too, from what I can tell. It's stripes are a lot fainter, it's rump is white, it does not have a red wash, and there's only one that looks like that in our yard.
I hope I will make a post soon, as well as a post for the rarity hunt. I also am planning to update my blog, my life list and year lists and such, so stay tuned! And here is my FoF photo:
|American Goldfinch with seed in beak|
Here is Prairie Birder's post.
I can't wait for the goldfinches to show up at my feeders. I'm looking forward to seeing your updated lists!ReplyDelete
i've had them come to my feeder occasionallyReplyDelete
their hard to keep though
thanks for the post!
Yes, you need to keep bird seed and finch feed out.Delete
Great picture! Here the American Goldfinches are leaving and the Lesser Goldfinches are staying, so we'll have the Lesser Goldfinches all through spring and summer until the American Goldfinches return in the fall.ReplyDelete
So do you ever really get to seem them in their full summer colors then? Thanks!Delete
We haven't had very many finches around this year.
Thanks! That's too bad.Delete