Goldfinches in the Snow




Yesterday’s post featured a few Northern Cardinal images from my covered front porch after this weekend’s snowstorm. Today’s post features some American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) images that were captured at the same time: In a few weeks, these beautiful birds will be wearing their summer plumage. The males will have a beautiful yellow body, with […]

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Golden White




These American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) images were captured immediately after a brief snowfall, a few mornings ago in rural Cass County, Missouri, near my home: Goldfinches are very common in my area. During the cold, winter months, I have often counted 30+ of these beauties on my front porch, feeding from our bird feeders. Photographic […]

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Fun Friday: Chillin’




This little American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) seemed to be content just chillin’ out on a small, ice-covered branch near my bedroom window the other day: The temperature was quite low that morning (about 2F, I believe), making it difficult to imaging chillin’ in those conditions … unless you take this phrase literally! Photo Equipment Used: […]

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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 […]

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Gold On Gold




Late last week I posted on a planted/managed sunflower field. While I photographed the sunflowers, I saw quite a few different birds come to the sunflower plants for the seeds, so I ended up making 3 additional trips to the sunflower field last week (the sunflowers are now fading away rapidly, so I had to […]

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