Fat, Fluffy and Happy: American Goldfinch Enjoying Spring Weather

This guy/gal was enjoying the young red maple shoots this morning. I am having a hard time identifying it, but it’s probably the relatively common American Goldfinch in his obese winter form. He’s shaped more like a Common Yellowthroat, but he has stripes on his wings, which is more finch-y.

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I just love spring so much. The birds are great today, and this little guy was happy to pose for me.

goldfinch landing on a tree

"Coming in for a landing!"

"Am I adorable or am I adorable?"

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"Wait, this is my good side."

 

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