Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Lesser Goldfinch

Lesser Goldfinch, Carduelis psaltria, on my persimmon tree. These have a more southerly distribution than the American Goldfinch and are particularly fond of thistle seed (actually Nyjer). They're quite gregarious and will crowd a sock full of thistle with perhaps 10 or 15 birds.


MartininBroda said...

Arnold, I'm sorry, I forgot to mention recently how much I admire your persistence to maintain this place of beauty, knowledge and curiosity :)

The Wayward Hawaiian said...

Thanks Martin! I can always count on you to make be feel better. ;-)