Friday, April 8, 2011

SEASONAL COLORS

                     The American Goldfinch                                      





Winter color....
winter birds are drab, unstreaked brown
and blackish wings
and two pale wing bars.





Early spring





Starting to turn yellow...
black much more prominent.
After that, they become mottled.


                           

     Adult  males in spring and early summer
are
bright yellow with a black forehead.
black wings with white markings,
and white patches above and beneath the tail.
Adult females are a duller yellow below,
olive above.






Ta Da...all done !!



What kind of bird might this be ???
Mollie loves this little guy.


1 comment:

Beverly said...

Oh my goodness....a little chippy on the bird feeder. How did he get way up there???

I love the slide show....great job!!

Hugs,
me