A Goldfinch happened to be grabbing a seed from a native plant that was growing on the shoreline of the little farm pond when I snapped its picture. This is the first Goldfinch I have seen here this year. The males have a small black patch on their forehead, and the females do not. This bird is still in breeding color but likely has begun to molt and will be a lighter yellow soon. The Goldfinches eat seeds and small bits of fruit, berries, and nuts. They are beautiful small birds.
I had almost given up hope of seeing a Goldfinch here. My husband had seen one several weeks ago and I was wishing I would spot one as well. There were a lot of these yellow black and white birds around my former home at the lake, which is about twelve miles from here. I am just delighted! I took these pictures yesterday at dusk. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!