American Goldfinches are with us all year round although the males are gold and black only in the warmer months.
I have often read that they are late nesters – August and September – who prefer to wait for thistledown in nest construction.
So it was that I was surprised to find a chick today at the upper Scarborough Bluffs:
The dad was sitting nearby:
Dad proceeded to lovingly feed the chick:
Heather Pantrey sent me some fine photos from a recent trip to Pelee.
You can see all of the photos here:
Oh! fragrant is the breath of May
In tranquil garden closes. – William Hamilton Hayne (1856–1929)