American Goldfinches are finally living up to their name. The males are getting their buttery breeding plumage, a welcome change from the drab gray-brown plumage of American Goldfinches in winter.
People often say to us, "you must get tired of looking at common birds" assuming that only rarities hold our interest. Not true! I am thrilled each time I look at these beautiful birds.
FYI, American Goldfinches breed throughout most of the country, but not the approximate southern third of the U.S,. so if you live in that area and are looking for your goldfinches, they left to go to their breeding areas.