American Goldfinch

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    This handsome little finch, the state bird of New Jersey, Iowa, and Washington, is welcome and common at feeders, where it takes primarily sunflower and nyjer. Goldfinches often flock with Pine Siskins and Common Redpolls. Spring males are brilliant yellow and shiny black with a bit of white. Females and all winter birds are more dull but identifiable by their conical bill; pointed, notched tail; wingbars; and lack of streaking. During molts they look bizarrely patchy.

    shutterbugamar, picsbymekarenlee, and 1 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. flipkeat 23 months ago | reply

      cute shot! :) I like the reflection in the matches nicely with this goldie ;)
      Enjoy your weekend.

    2. fleckchen 23 months ago | reply

      Your picture has caught my attention and I find it worthy
      of a NATURES BEST AWARD...Well Done :)

      Natures best

    3. Robert Scott Photographyy 23 months ago | reply

      Thanks, I posted this photo because I liked the colours and composition , the yellow reflection in the water and the Golfinch on the bird bath.

    4. Zircon_215 23 months ago | reply

      Very nice shot indeed!

      Thank you for sharing your photo

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    5. Manuel Portero 23 months ago | reply

      Genial muy buena. Saludos

    6. Badgerrat 2 23 months ago | reply

      Wonderful nature! Seen in


      The Public Group
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    7. albertusmagnus 23 months ago | reply

      Lovely detail... I like the tire!! Amazing nature! Seen in


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    8. Diane G. Zooms 23 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot!

    9. xlod 23 months ago | reply

      beautiful shot.... nice composition and beautiful colors

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