Tag Archives: American Goldfinch

Gold standard of Spring

Bright as a marshmallow peep, this male goldfinch was like a shiny ornament tucked into the pine branches.

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She’s the bird, the bird with the Midas clutch

Probably past the halfway point in basic construction, this female American goldfinch (Spinus tristis) was getting closer to completing her new nursery. The spiny gumball to the right provides a sense of scale for the modest, if temporary, digs.

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Golden pond gourmand

This American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) may have been getting a drink of water as well, but he seemed mostly interested in eating the algae floating on the surface of the little swamp.

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