Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Goldfinch Glory

The Common Redpolls have definitely gone.  I haven't seen a one in a few days.  Now that they are no longer hogging the feeders, the other small birds are venturing back.  That includes this lovely Goldfinch pair, sampling the sunflowers.  The male is in all of his mating glory, all the better to impress his trim and tidy little mate.

17 comments:

texwisgirl said...

sweet! i love these little twittering birds! :)

Janet said...

He is certainly very impressive-what a pretty little bird !

Leontien said...

See these guys i recognize! they are in my yard too!

Thanks
Leontien

Gary said...

I'm jealous about your Goldfinch changing now. But then you're in the south. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

IsobelleGoLightly said...

I'd bet those goldfinches are glad to see the back end feathers of those pesky red polls! tee hee.

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Lousie....
I love gold finches...especially this time of year they males are so bright. I bought some special finch food and for once the advertisment is correct they love it.
We are sorry to be late but since Mom retired she dedicates Weds. to taking her parents on errands...she just got home

Hugs Madi and Mom

Sandy ~~~ said...

Oh, I love my goldfinches...as a matter of fact, they are the state bird for Washington. I don't think I will see them though when we move to New Mexico.

Upupaepops said...

he needs a bit more fluffanating around the edges

but for sure Spring is here.

Upupaepops said...

Sandy,

yes Am Goldfinch are found in New Mexico in winter

you might also find Lawrence and Lesser Goldfinch

and enjoy puzzling them apart.

Terry said...

So pretty!

Cat said...

I need to put feed out so I can start seeing those bright guys around my place!

Cat

Dreaming said...

Pretty! We are supposed to have them in our state, but I don't recall seeing them. They'd look great with our bright blue birds!

KB said...

I love goldfinches but we see them only once a year or so. Thanks for a peek!

Sheri said...

It's lovely to see them dressed in brilliant yellow again, isn't it? I imagine you'll miss your redpolls, but not their restaurant bill!

Sarah said...

I love the goldfinches! One of my favorites, and I welcome them back each summer. It will be a few more weeks before we see any at home though.

Jim said...

Cute couple or what!
We miss the birds here due to 'rodent' problem!

Canyon Girl said...

Those are such pretty birds. I'm catching up and missing your posts. Is everything OK?--Inger