The American Goldfinches returned to the feeders as the temperatures plummeted this weekend.
I'm not quite sure where they hang out the rest of the time -- but it was wonderful to see them swarming the homemade sunflower seed feeders in large numbers (along with one lone house finch, cardinals, woodpeckers, juncos, sparrows, nuthatch and blue jays.)
The males are starting to reveal their familiar vivid yellow and black plumage. This little one had a few black polka dots on his forehead, the beginnings of a jet black cap he will proudly wear throughout the spring and summer months.
We are so fortunate to have these pretty jewels in our area to view and enjoy. Do you have a favorite feeder bird?