The American Goldfinch is the state bird of Washington, and a lovely addition to any landscape. In late spring – early summer (breeding time) the adult male is a brilliant yellow with sharp lines of white and black feathers.
The adult female is a demure lighter yellow. Two years ago I had no Goldfinch visiting my gardens. Thanks to the advice of my dear sister Diana, I added feeders and food that attract them. Now I have two breeding pair, and some fledges. They are not keen to share feeders with other breeds and are also flighty around movement. I was able to snap this series of shots because I had been sitting still with my camera at the ready for some time. Another joy of being in retirement.