Migrant birds give spring an extra burst of color

In May, there’s nothing prettier at the bird feeder than male goldfinches wearing brand-new bright gold suits, crisp black caps and newly painted yellow-orange bills. They feed next to male cardinals, which are attired in brilliantly royal crimson, seasonally bright to impress the girls.

Together, the two residents form a hurt-your-eyes, side-by-side gold-red that tops the gorgeous list. Nothing could be more striking.

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One Response to “Migrant birds give spring an extra burst of color”

  1. Syl Says:

    This is the first year our backyard oasis has been blessed with the American Gold Finch, and your description is very accurate..we are so enjoying them

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