Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Linda Eisenreich shared several photos of goldfinches she shot in her back yard Monday afternoon. Thanks, Linda!
The American goldfinch moults twice a year, and their color of the feet, legs and bill changes at moulting time: dark grayish-brown in winter, and buffy yellow-orange during breeding season. They breed later in the summer when thistle seeds and down are abundant. Goldfinches prefer thistle (nyjer) and sunflower seeds, and they will visit any feeder. They are acrobatic and can hang upside down to feed, if needed.