Tuesday, January 9, 2018

American Goldfinch

The American Goldfinches are just a beautiful small bird. I love seeing them at my feeders. 

They are really one of my favorites with their their bright yellow color in the spring and summer and hints of a paler yellow in the winter. 

This time of year in Kentucky, the goldfinch's face is a paler yellow with grayish brown underparts. This one is eating nyjer food. 

You can see in the photo below their wings are black with white markings. This pair is eating from a seed cake.

They also love to eat black oil sunflower seeds from a cling feeder below. 

The American Goldfinch  was enjoying nyjer food but was run off by a female House Finch. Glad he has a mouthful of food to take with him. 

Thanks for stopping by - Judy.

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Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson
Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity

Friday Photo Journal @ Serendipity is Sweet

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturdays
Camera Critters on Saturday
I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon


  1. Great photos! I love them!
    I have a few Goldfinches that come to my feeders for black oil sunflower seeds
    Have a wonderful day!

  2. Wonderful photo's of a gorgeous creature, I love birds in general so thank you for this entry.

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  3. Excellent macro shots of the beautiful birds!

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  4. Such great photos of these little guys. Such a great way to bring the outdoors in during these cold winter days. Interesting to see them at the feeders and what they like to feed on. Thanks for posting.......

  5. I love the little goldfinch..Over the last decade the winter goldfinch flock has grown to over 50 that come to the feeders as a flock...I have many feeders up in the winter because of this.....Michelle

  6. What a gorgeous creature to brighten your day, if only for a little while!