American Goldfinch


American Goldfinch (Eastern Goldfinch)

If the Garden of Eden still existed, the American Goldfinch would be the species you’d find in God’s paradise.  When I took this picture, it was a cloudy, grey day.  This adult male Goldfinch brightened my outlook on the day with its dazzling yellow body.  It seemed to spread happiness and joy as it flittered from plant to plant.  I noticed the Goldfinches favor the yellow and orange flowered plants for their pick of seeds.  It was of interest to watch these birds eat.  With their conical beak, it makes it easy for them to remove the seeds from the seed heads of a sunflower, purple coneflower or thistle plant.

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