Goldfinch ( Adult Male)

Posted by paul fletcher on Tue Apr 16, 2024 8:39 pm

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At this time of year, the Goldfinches are molting into their breeding plumage, from their duller winter- non breeding colours. All the grey areas will be yellow, and the cap will be solid black. This individual is close to being fully changed, and some are now completely in the new plumage. ( Females are much duller than the males regarding breeding colourization.), Nice to see some brightly coloured birds, after the long Winter season ! 

Province of Ontario, Canada, image- April 2024.
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by david fletcher on Wed Apr 17, 2024 5:19 am
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Beautiful capture Paul.  Love the eye contact and-leasing colours after the long winter.
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by Axel Hildebrandt on Wed Apr 17, 2024 6:44 am
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Great look-back pose and always a pleasure to see them in their breeding plumage.
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by Carol Clarke on Wed Apr 17, 2024 2:06 pm
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A little beauty Paul! What a treat when they change from winter mode to their glorious breeding colours.

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by peter makuch on Wed Apr 17, 2024 2:33 pm
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a great close look captured here and well presented PAUL.

by Peter Ireland on Wed Apr 17, 2024 3:45 pm
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A nice close up shot of this Goldfinch,Paul.

by Karl Egressy on Thu Apr 18, 2024 6:29 am
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Excellent detail and looking back pose.

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