Field Notes: AMERICAN GOLDFINCH
American Goldfinch are a common yellow finch. The breeding male is bright yellow with black on the top of the head, the wings, and tail. Females and non-breeding males are dull yellow. Their beaks are yellow/orange and they have white wing bars.
American Goldfinch are an attractive bird found in many environments. The photos here were taken in late June, 2011, in a wetlands park. The Goldfinch were eating from the cattail, as many species do. I have seen Goldfinch in most of the parks I’ve visited. Some photographers and birders seem to get bored with them because they are so common, but I still enjoy watching and photographing them.