Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis

Goldfinch
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
Named after the splash of gold wing feathers rather than the bright red square face, the Goldfinch (European Goldfinch) enjoys seeds from thistles and teasels.
Goldfinch They often travel in flocks
Goldfinch They have Mohican haircuts
Goldfinch The smart black back has white buttons
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
They enjoy sunflower hearts as well as nyger seeds
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
Some are resident all year round and some migrate south in winter
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
Breeding plumage includes an all white beak rather than the black-tipped beak of the non-breeding wardrobe
Goldfinch Young Goldfinch just acquired adult plumage
Goldfinch Like most youngsters, talking with its mouth full
Goldfinch Juvenile Goldfinch
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
Most small birds leave when the Woodpecker comes to eat, but the Goldfinches stay put -- until he speaks to them.