The American goldfinch is a granivore and adapted for the consumption of seedheads, with a conical beak to remove the seeds and agile feet to grip the stems of seedheads while feeding. This finch has also been known to eat garden vegetation, and is particularly fond of beet greens. It is a social bird, and will gather in large flocks while feeding and migrating. It may behave territorially during nest construction, but this aggression is short-lived. Its breeding season is tied to the peak of food supply, beginning in late July, which is relatively late in the year for a finch. This species is generally monogamous, and produces one brood each year.
Thanks for the goldfinch info and love your photos of them
Thank you very much, Ivette. 🙂
Wonderful to see the American goldfinch photos, HJ, and interesting information, too. Funny that this seed-eating bird has taken a liking to beet greens, nature is never predictable.
They are smart birds, beet greens are super food, filled of carbohydrates. Thank you, my friend. 🙂
Very nice little birds!!!!
Thanks so much, B. 🙂
They look very much like canaries, H.J. Do their voices compare as well?
The canary is very special, with the voice of angels. I don’t think anything compares to them. To answer your question…No. Thank you, D. 🙂
Beautiful family shot out to dinner! 🙂
Yes, I tried my best not to disturb them! Thanks, Donna. 🙂