Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Goldfinch, June 27-28, 2017

ABC Wednesday and Wild Bird Wednesday
Y is for Yellow - the primary color of an American Goldfinch

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 19, 2017
American Goldfinches, Spinus tristis, are migratory birds whose range covers most of North America. During breeding season the males are bright yellow with black crowns, wings and tail; the females are a duller yellow.

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, January 6, 2017
In the Winter their non-breeding plumage is a light yellow with brownish wings and tail.

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 21, 2017
Goldfinches are strict vegetarians (seeds only). You can attract them to your yard by providing thistle seeds or sunflower seeds.

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  1. A stunning looking bird really. Great shots and warm greetings!

  2. Great shots! We always have some and I enjoy them so much!

  3. Those are bright yellow Goldfinch!

  4. Hello!:) A most beautiful bird, and great shots. I like your seed basket.:)

  5. I do like your North American Goldfinch. So different from our European Goldfinch.

  6. I love goldfinches! Sometimes I catch sight of them feeding on wildflower seedheads while hiking. They enjoy our backyard feeders and native plant gardens, too. Beautiful photos, Lea.

  7. Lovely photography of the goldfinches ~ saw two playing a few days ago ~ there color is so delightful to see ~ ^_^

    Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting ~ ^_^

  8. You got some great shots of these birds with their great yellow coloring!

  9. lovely creatures, we have them here in our garden also, a joy always

  10. Wonderful yellow! I love goldfinches. Such great photos!


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