Tag Archives: American Goldfinch

~Birds: A pretty little American Goldfinch

~Loveland, Colorado, August, 2017

While sitting outside with my camera, this little girl flew into the yard. She perched at the top of a dead branch in the apple tree, then dropped down to a lower branch. Sad to say, but she found a worm nest in the tree.

_MG_0614
American Goldfinch (female)

~

_MG_0618
“What have I found here?”

~

_MG_0622
“Anything in there I can eat?”

~

_MG_0641
“Yes”

~

_MG_0630
“Yummy”

~

_MG_0633
“Okay, take my photo so I can be on my way.”

 

Well that was fun, having my camera ready when an unexpected visitor arrived. Now we need to get rid of the worm nest.

Happy Birding!

 

 

~Poetry/Birds: Spring elevates

spring elevates

activities for

survival

Males, display colorful plumage attracting females for mating.

IMG_6738
American Goldfinch

 

Searching for the “right” location to build a nest.

IMG_6750
House Wren

Females and males hunt for food to feed their young.

IMG_6784

On a cloudy day, I captured these photos west of Loveland at a natural area called Bobcat Ridge. Flocks of Chipping Sparrows and American Goldfinches flitted in the Cottonwood and Crabapple trees, swooping down to eat in a beautiful field of Dandelions.

IMG_6758
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area
IMG_6733.jpg
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area trail head.

The next time you bend down to remove a Dandelion from your yard, take a moment to consider leaving it there to feed the numerous migrating and nesting birds that feed on these herbaceous perennial plants. The Dandelion is a beneficial food source for them.

 

View a previous blog about the lovely Dandelion ` Poetry: ~Dandelions~