Once in a while, when I least expect it… boom! A couple of American Goldfinches show up for a short but delightful visit! They are very nice looking birds, their plumages are bright and virtually hard to miss in contrast with the green surrounding backyard.
Before I ever shot a picture of an American Goldfinch, they used to just fly by and skip my backyard a few years back, I was feeling a bit left out because I could see them in other backyards very often and I wanted to photograph them so badly…until one day when they decided to stop by and try feeding there, from that day they have been visiting my backyard!
These birds have refined features with a more delicate appearance compared to other finches such as the House Finches. However they are not very distant when it comes to sharing meals and getting along well in groups.
Text and photographs © HJ Ruiz – Avian101