Thursday, June 26, 2008

Goldfinch (Male)

We see the goldfinches at the feeders all winter, sometimes two dozen at a time, with faded feathers that help them blend in with the duller colors of leafless trees. One would wonder why they have "gold" in their name. But in the summer they make a dramatic transformation. This little guy appeared on the electric wires in full golden mating glory.

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