Hi there! Welcome back to our bird of the day series! This is the female American goldfinch, she is not so brightly colored as the male but is still a beautiful little bird. She’s actually a bit lighter than in my pic, here she is sitting in the shade which makes her look a bit darker. But they are a wonderful summer visitor and there is usually a lot of them around each winter. They usually spend their winters from the Great Lakes and southern parts of Canada all the way down to the gulf coast, even into Mexico. They are fun and lively birds to have around the yard. They are beneficial as well, eating up many weed seeds every year.
Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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