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Surprise Visitor!

This beautiful American Goldfinch was a surprise visitor to our backyard this afternoon. I was quite certain these birds had all left the area as I hadn’t seen one in at least three weeks. 212 more words

Birds And Birding

Male American Goldfinch's Seasonal Plumage

Most songbirds have one complete molt every year, in the late summer. Some, like the American goldfinch, have another (partial) molt in the spring. Last fall male goldfinches molted, replacing many of their bright yellow feathers with drab, greenish-gray feathers, so that they closely resemble females during the winter. 77 more words


Gold Puff

The Goldfinches are back! And all puffed up, because it is very windy and seriously cold outside.


GBBC 2015: Join The Fun. There's Still Time!

Today (February 16, 2015) is the final day of this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count. If you haven’t joined in yet there’s still time! Just go to the… 353 more words

Birds And Birding

Where Are All the Goldfinches?

GMG reader Anita writes with a question about goldfinches ~

Hi Kim, I hope you can help me with this. I used to have lots of goldfinches. 231 more words