American Goldfinches are like living jewels on top of our tree

American Goldfinches have arrived in great numbers to the Mendonoma Coast. Many of the males are in bright yellow breeding plumage to attract females. It's as if rays of sunshine were sitting on top of our Douglas fir tree. Rick and I put a thistle feeder out this spring, as we have the last several years, and we've been rewarded by the sight and sound of these little birds. The males sing a lovely song. We have also put out yarn for the females to use in making their nests. I guess you could call us "enablers."

5 thoughts on “American Goldfinches are like living jewels on top of our tree

  1. Birds around here take the hair we brush from the cats and dog, which we leave outside. I think they've stolen a few of Nan's beads from the back porch, too.

    I'll have to try leaving paper from a paper shredder.

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