Month: January 2019

Fruit-eating birds: American robins, northern mockingbirds, and gray catbirds

What the above photo lacks in quality is hopefully made up for in quantity–of robins, that is. After looking at it for a long time, I make out 9 American robins on 2 distinct winterberries. The winterberry shrub in the foreground with purplish berries… Continue Reading “Fruit-eating birds: American robins, northern mockingbirds, and gray catbirds”

American goldfinch: common bird with unique characteristics

American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis). Do you see 3 birds in the photo above? A darker-colored female American goldfinch to the far left isn’t easy to spot. A yellow male goldfinch is center left. I suspect that I saw only this bird as I snapped… Continue Reading “American goldfinch: common bird with unique characteristics”