A male House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
An American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) stands on the edge of the bird bath, all puffed up against the cold
Caught in a setting ray of the sun, a female House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) She’s standing on our birdbath surrounded by Columbine flowers.
A dominant American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) male perched on a branch. I say dominant becuase he spends half his day chasing away other Goldies from the feeders in our yard!
A Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus) This little guy is a male and he is this years fledgling. See the baby mouth!
A female House Finch. This little bird in this years fledgling. Despite the weather she seems to be doing quite well. One can tell the age by the beak. See the yellow at the back of the beak? That’s from when she was a baby and she use to open her beak very wide so Mum would feed her!
This male American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) perched in the bushes all puffed up against the cold and rain.