One of the most recognizable birds in North America, the Goldfinch is a frequent visitor to our backyard. The softer yellow of the female Goldfinch still stands out.
The bright plumage of the male is likely what most people recognize as a Goldfinch. Whether in flight or perched in a tree, he’s hard to miss. Unfortunately, he doesn’t sit around in one spot for long, making him difficult to photograph.
The female spent considerable time on the feeder, allowing me to get off a series of shots.
She seemed particularly interested in the small alcove above the hole in the feeder. Maybe she found an insect.