The American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis ) is a common songbird found throughout the U.S. and fairly easy to attract to your feeder. This small bird (about 4 – 5 inches in length) is most commonly identified by the male, with its bright yellow body, black and white striped wings and a black cap. Adult females […]
As the days grow shorter and the temperatures begin to subside, birds are preparing for the winter months ahead. You may have noticed an abundance of birds recently at your feeders. Some of these birds are nestlings that have recently fledged. They usually appear clumsy, not sure about how to land on the feeder. Their feathers are ruffled, not yet in their adult plumage and sometimes they still accompany their parents, begging to be fed an easy meal.