Wednesday, October 9, 2013

American Goldfinch

The chickadee I wrote about in my last post was not the only species feasting on aster seeds last Sunday. A couple of American Goldfinches also gorged themselves on seeds, although not quite as acrobatically as the chickadees. Because of its jet-black wings, I assume this bird is a male. The otherwise drab plumage suggests an immature. See my blog post of February 2010 for more information on aging and sexing goldfinches.

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