Sunday, October 08, 2006

American Goldfinch wing

Unfortunately, reflections in windows often trick birds into making fatal mistakes in their choice of flight path. But that does give us an occasional opportunity to study some of their markings that are difficult to see when they are moving so quickly around us. This is the wing of an American Goldfinch, and as I read the book, the buffy coloration of the greater coverts indicate that this is a juvenile male.


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