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American Goldfinch in Winter

Walking through one of our pastures (near Lookout CA – Modoc County) after a light snow, Leonard and I watched an American goldfinch (Spinus tristis) searching for seeds. American goldfinches are agile and acrobatic, even hanging upside down to pluck … Continue reading

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Male American Goldfinch

  The American goldfinch (Spinus tristis, also Carduelis tristis) is a strict vegetarian. Any insects that it eats are accidentally ingested. It only eats seeds, preferring those from plants with composite flowers such as sunflowers, asters, thistles and dandelions. They … Continue reading

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Bathing Goldfinch

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Many birds use shallow water to drink, cool off, and bathe. Shallow puddles, the edges of ponds, lakes and slow-moving streams, irrigation or drainage ditches and various kinds of man-made bird baths are among the sources of water for birds. … Continue reading

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