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

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Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on August 7, 2012, in Birds, Crex Meadows, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. such beautiful photos mj, we dont have goldfinches here, so glad some birds stay with you through winter đŸ™‚

  2. We love these images. Mikki and I have flocks of goldfinch come through going South and back to the North. hugs, jack and mikki

  3. 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.

  4. Great shots of the American Goldfinches, M.J.

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