Mostly images of birds found in our region of Northampton County, NC.
(Image above is Potecasi Creek at Burnt Bridges)

Monday, January 17, 2011

American Goldfinch

The American Goldfinch, Carduelis tristis, is seen year around, but in larger numbers here in the summertime.  The male in breeding colors is a beautifully marked bird while the female is a pretty plain jane.  They really enjoy the two 50ft rows of zinnias I plant every year, as well as the sunflowers and the sweet sorghum seedheads.

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