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American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) View of Back

Another shot of a male American Goldfinch. I liked this composition and the detail of the feathers on his back.


American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

These are one of the most common birds coming to the feeding area. We have them year round.


Why You See Birds On Dirt Roads

There are two parts to a bird’s stomach, each of which has a different function. The proventriculus, or glandular stomach, secretes enzymes that begin the digestive process. 110 more words

American Goldfinch in Winter

Walking through one of our pastures (near Lookout CA – Modoc County) after a light snow, Leonard and I watched an American goldfinch (Spinus tristis… 234 more words


Early morning goldfinch

I spotted some cute little American Goldfinches (Spinus tristis) early on Friday morning as they foraged in the vegetation adjacent to the observation tower at… 37 more words


Goldfinch in November

Sometimes the most ordinary birds are the most beautiful, like this American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) that I spotted earlier this month at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge… 126 more words


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basking on your porch cement

a sunny young goldfinch

met the cool near summer’s end