Lesser Goldfinch(Carduelis psaltria)
Small finches found, usually in flocks, in weedy areas, patches of thistle and dandelions in lawns where they feed on seeds. Adult males have a black crown, greenish back, yellow underparts, black wings and tail. The wings have white patches. Females are dull greenish yellow with dark rump and wings.
|The Lesser Goldfinch in the first photo, taken 5/27/01, learned how to eat seeds and fly and was released. The next day an even younger Lesser Goldfinch arrived. It was also released. The second photo was taken 6/27/01 a few days before release of the second Lesser Goldfinch.|