Monday, September 04, 2006

Goldfinch Diner

It may not be possible to determine whether or not these American Goldfinches have displaced the Lesser Goldfinches at my feeder; maybe the Lessers were leaving anyway. Whichever it was, only Americans are coming now, and they are consuming a lot of thistle seed, and a little sunflower. Many are also looking a little ragged, showing signs molting into the "basic" plumage, usually referred to as winter plumage.


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