Monday, July 14, 2008
Goldfinch Flock (Carduelis tristis)
When I got up this morning I noticed right away how many Goldfinch's there were outside gathering dead grass and sticks for nests so I decided to get some shots of them on the Nyjer thistle seed feeder. Heres some info on the American Goldfinch.
The American Goldfinch is often called the "wild canary". The male in breeding plumage is usually bright canary yellow. The female is more dull and sort of greenish yellow.
Among the very latest songbirds to nest each year. They are a very territorial bird, but they do not mind humans. Nesting begins in late summer and continues until early Fall.
They are declining in eastern North America, but they are very stable in the west.