Friends, these are goldfinches male above and female below, they are raising their young and feasting on the tickseed sunflowers, they build their nests late in the summer so they can line the nest with thistle seed, fluffy seeds make a great pillow for little goldfinches, also thistle seeds are great food and they will come to them even in the winter months, a hardy little bird, most of them remain in the northland in the winter and keep us company on cold winter days, til Tomorrow MJ
Posted on August 7, 2012, in Birds, Crex Meadows, Nature, photography and tagged birds, Crex Meadows, goldfinch, mjspringett, photography, postaday, wildflowers. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.
such beautiful photos mj, we dont have goldfinches here, so glad some birds stay with you through winter 🙂
no goldfinches but you have all those wonderful parrot birdies :), thanks MJ
We love these images. Mikki and I have flocks of goldfinch come through going South and back to the North. hugs, jack and mikki
thanks for your comments jack and mikki, MJ
We have a lot of them in our area. They turn a khaki color in winter and it is always a delight to see the brightness returning in spring.
yes our get very dull colored in the winter, but they still have the bright white wing bars and their finchy beaks, Thanks for your comments kate, MJ
Great shots of the American Goldfinches, M.J.