When I see American Goldfinch birds coming to my backyard it makes me feel good. It took them like two years before they came to my backyard feeders. I could always see them in other houses and fields but never in my backyard.
Now they are frequent visitors! Let me tell you I was very surprised to see them here during Winter! Obviously they did not migrate.
These birds are gorgeous when they display their breeding plumage (Spring, Summer) Now is not a good time for breeding, the nestlings would not survive low temperatures.
I can’t wait to have the real nice weather and see all birds flying around showing off their best plumages and looking for their potential mates. Then my backyard gets busy with bird traffic.
I know… be patient and do your best until then!
Text and photographs © HJ Ruiz – Avian101