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American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

Windy Ridge

May 2017

What's Up?


A friend of mine gave me a call to ask me a question about birds. This friend lives about a mile from me. She has only one feeder in her backyard, she loves birds and has been feeding them for years. 330 more words


Roller Queen

The guests at the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa scarcely realized that the small feisty creature who stood her ground against the oafish bully was none other than… 30 more words

Male American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

The Goldfinch are numerous on our farm.  The males are in their full spring colors now.   They are more dull in the winter.     They eat mainly seeds, but this guy was coming to my mealworm feeding area.     30 more words


Against the Cold

This male American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) perched in the bushes all puffed up against the cold and rain.



Close focus, motion, and shutter speed result in the image of an American Goldfinch painted in bold colour and softened detail.

Gold Finch Gardeners and Foodies

A male and three female American goldfinches stopped by the other day. The females had a go at the red orach, this lovely salad amaranth. 23 more words