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The American Goldfinch is a small ( 11-13 cm ( 4.3-5.1 in long) North American bird of the finch family. It is a migratory finch, ranging from mid-Alberta to North Carolina during the breeding season, and just south of the Canadian border to Mexico during the winter.

Male Goldfinches are vibrant yellow in the summer and an olive color during the winter months. He uses his bright summer coloration in the summer to attract a mate. The female is a dull yellow-brown which only brightens a little during the summer months. Both sexes have a pink beak that turns bright orang with the spring molt.

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Taken on July 01/12 at 3:32pm on south east Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.
Camera, Canon 7D
Lens, Canon EF 100-400 L IS USM lens.
Tripod, Manfrotto, incluinding 498RC2 Ballhead.
Taken at 1/800’s at f/5.6, + 1/3 ev, 400 mm, man white bal, iso 800.
white bal adjustment, no cropping, dark edge vignette added.


  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Nicely perched, and well documented Sandy

  • Thank you so kindly Larry! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 2 years ago

    Pretty lil bird :-)

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  • Thank you! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • Gene Praag
    Gene Praagover 2 years ago

    Great capture Sandy!

  • Thank you so much Gene! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 2 years ago

    Great job Sandy, he is a beauty!!

  • Thank you so kindly Marvin! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • Jean Martin
    Jean Martinover 2 years ago

    I have to be completely honest here, these little birds are my favorite. I love finches. Amazing capture. :)

  • Awe,…thank you so much Jean! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 2 years ago


  • Thank you! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago

    7 July 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Thank you! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    7 July 2012…Commendable work Sandy

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 2 years ago

    Beautiful DOF Sandy! They are such lively little birds!

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 2 years ago

    Excellent capture Sandy, such a beautiful little bird.

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