Thursday, November 8, 2007

Goldfinches Ready for Winter

The leaves aren't the only things changing colors this time of year. Clockwise from top:
Goldfinch-Summer (Breeding) plumage
Goldfinch-October, beginning fall molt
Goldfinch-November (Winter) plumage


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Very nice goldfinch lesson. Watch them closely in your garden as the Pine Siskins have been hanging out with them in our garden. Maybe you will find a PS in your garden soon.

Iris said...

Lisa's right on the money. I had a couple hundred goldfinches today (no lie--it was nuts) and one lone pine siskin in the mix!

Connie said...

I guess it's only fitting that they change to a dullish gray, much like a winter day.

Mary said...

Yes, look for the pine siskins.

It's a banner year for the goldies here. There are at least 15 or 20 at one time fighting over niger seed. I just bought another small feeder.

Great photos!