There’s Gold in Them Thar Prairies (2012)

This post originally published in August 2010.

In my quest to get some images of the birds in the prairie meadow, the most common one I’ve found is the American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis). The Goldfinches can be found all over the meadow, but most are found near a large area of sunflowers, which is the major wildflower in bloom at this time. They will often fly into the sunflower field either singly or in small groups. They then fly from plant to plant, pulling seeds out of spent wildflower seedheads. Here are a few of my favorite images I’ve captured this past week:

American Goldfinch

 

American Goldfinch

 

American Goldfinch

 

American Goldfinch

If you missed the first “Birds of the Prairie” post, you can click on this link to access it:

“A Kentuckian Meets a Missourian”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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