Those yellow birds are a real treat. We have seen what I think was a goldfinch, which was so brilliant it was like a flash of light.
There back, eating tiny seeds from the Cosmos and blue Saliva out side my window..
Mark-- I think this may be a goldfinch in its non-breeding plumage. Their breeding plumage is fantastically bright.karmanot-- Always so glad to see these little birds finding seed in fall.
Sweet. A perching bird on the ground. Nice.
I think it has a sweet face. Hope it's on the look-out for that cat!!
One can hope it is a weed seed she is chowing down on. I love those little finches.
NCmountainwoman-- There were a pair of them flying around us when we were out on a walk. They were so close, we thought they were going to land on our shoulders and have a little chat!Tara-- There are a lot of cats in the neighborhood here, but there were none around when the bird landed on the lawn.Arkansas Patti-- I was surprised to see him/her eating something so white. Made me wonder what kind of seed this could be.
I think it may be a goldfinch, too. The ones here are molting their summer finery now. Just read that goldfinches do a full molt in the fall and a partial molt in the spring. That seems biologically expensive.
Minnie-- It had been a long while since I'd seen a Goldfinch. We used to see them all the time in every season up on the Olympic Peninsula. In Grass Valley, we only saw the Lesser Goldfinch. The drab coloring on this little bird really surprised me. I can't wait to see them next summer!
Nice photo! I really like Finches and love there little honking noises.
Pat-- It's been fun getting back into a little birdwatching. We're not serious birders, but we are serious lovers of the planet and wildlife.