First-of-Fall Goldfinches

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Our first-of-fall American Goldfinches arrived in the backyard right before Thanksgiving.  These cheerful little guys are some of my favorite wintertime birds.  Their happy calls that sounds like “Potato Chip!” and “Gold-y!” are such fun.  Our cat Goldilocks loves to sit out on the porch and wait for her “Goldyfinches.” I went out on Sunday […]

Mellow Yellow

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The American Goldfinches that are cleaning out my niger feeder on a regular basis are starting to turn yellow!  On a recent rainy weekend morning, I sat in my favorite upstairs window (“bird blind”) and photographed the little finches.  The finches will line up waiting for their turn at the feeder.  When they change places, […]

False Alarm

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We had a Goldfinch false alarm last week. I thought I saw one on the niger feeder, but it turned out to be a House Finch. I did hear goldfinches at the Circle B Bar Reserve last weekend. I can’t wait until they make it to our backyard! They are my favorite little winter birds. […]

It’s Molting Time!

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I spent some time this weekend at my favorite blind — my guest room!  I sit at the open window and aim the camera at the goldfinch feeder below.  Since there are usual more hungry goldfinches than available ports, they line up to wait in the crape myrtle, giving me nice opportunities to photograph them.  […]

Goldfinch Antics

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The goldfinches have been quite active in our yard this winter.  This weekend it rained a lot, and I didn’t want to refill the feeders and let the seed get soggy in the rain.  So the poor goldfinches were left to argue amongst themselves over who got to eat at the two available ports.  I […]