Friday, April 30, 2010

Need Bird ID.







This bird was at the feeders this morning and I can't seem to find out what it is. It looks like an American Goldfinch but they aren't suppose to be here. He seems to like the sunflower seeds best if that's any help.



9 comments:

Roses and Lilacs said...

It's definitely a goldfinch. He probably got blown up your way in our 50-mph winds yesterday;)

He is molting out of his winter colors and will look much better in a few weeks.
Marnie

oldcrow61 said...

Thanks Marnie. If I had my wits about me I would have googled it but the excitement took over and I wasn't thinking. I hope he survives, we are due flurries on and off in the week to come.

Roses and Lilacs said...

OC, he will be fine. They overwinter here in my zone 4b garden. They will use almost any bird feeder and eat almost anything, but they love black oil sunflowers and thistle seed.

I wonder if he will stay with you since you don't have many gold finches in your area. Surely he will want to find a female.
Marnie

oldcrow61 said...

I haven't seen him since this morning so maybe he's moved on. I'm glad to know that he's use to cold temperatures.

Tricia said...

What a little corker your Goldfinch is.... a beauty. Hope he pays you another visit but, as you say, he may be needing a partner with Spring on its way..

Pete said...

another lifer!!

Janine said...

Looks like a goldfinch to me! He looks much more vibrant than when we see them passing through here in their drab winter coats. Congrats!

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Bimbimbie said...

Haha ... birds fly in from far and wide when sunflower seed is on offer.
This one would have brought a touch of sunshine to your day, lovely yellow*!*