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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Shot of the Day - American (Eastern) Goldfinch

One of the most colorful bird species in the garden; the "American or Eastern Goldfinch" rest upon the stem of a flower for only a split moment before departing to the next in search of seeds and other type morsels.

Size & Shape  - A small finch with a short, conical bill and a small, head, long wings, and short, notched tail.
Color Pattern - Adult males in spring and early summer are bright yellow with black forehead, black wings with white markings, and white patches both above and beneath the tail. Adult females are duller yellow beneath, olive above. Winter birds are drab, unstreaked brown, with blackish wings and two pale wingbars.

Ciao for now - Dennis

Eastern Goldfinch
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