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Posts Tagged With ‘ American Goldfinch ’


Boulder’s Beautiful Banquet: Goldfinches Feasting at the Feeder

July 31st, 2023
male and female american goldfinches on a feeder. The males are bright yellow with black and white striping on the wings. The females are generally pale gray yellow where the males are bright. Black cap. My signature is to have bird looking right at me. I think this draws the viewer in, and adds emotion to the pic. I think that if there is no emotion in the pic, then it is record of what you see, perhaps not art.

The American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) is a vibrant and enchanting bird native to North America. Known for its brilliant plumage and joyful song, this small passerine is a common sight throughout the United States, including the beautiful state of Colorado. The American Goldfinch is a migratory bird, spending its summers in the northern regions of North America, including Colorado, where it breeds and raises its young. During this time, its striking breeding plumage emerges, showcasing a bright yellow body, contrasting with jet-black wings and a distinctive black cap on its head. The male’s... Read More

Boulder’s Feathered Gem: American Goldfinch Takes the Limelight in Outdoor Pic of the Day

June 28th, 2023

In Colorado, these small and colorful finches are fairly common. Fortunately, American Goldfinches are easy to attract to bird feeders! Try feeding them their favorite foods, sunflower kernels and Nyjer seed, which few other birds consume. photo credit: Lenny Frieling  Read More