Goldfinches in Creosote

At least I think they are goldfinches.  They have a green-yellow color that complements the creosote nicely.
goldfinchNear Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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9 Responses to Goldfinches in Creosote

  1. kathy claycomb says:

    This looks like the Lesser Goldfinch, which has a black head and nape of neck, and can be seen year-round in the Southwest. The American Goldfinch is similar but has a black cap with yellow on the nape of the neck, and is seen in the Southwest in winters only.

  2. When we were in Southern Arizona and far southern California deserts earlier this month, the creosote was starting to bloom with its tiny yellow flowers. The goldfinches would look even better in amongst the flowers!

  3. Mary Katherine says:

    Yes, these are Lesser goldfinches

  4. karenrsanderson says:

    Aren’t goldfinches (or yellow finches) the ones that can eat upside-down? I think so – I remember my mom had a bird feeder that only the yellow finches could use, because they were the ones that could hang upside-down.

  5. dorannrule says:

    Whatever they are, they are strikingly beautiful! Great shot!

  6. Judy Barnhill says:

    Creosote, would that be the same as tar weed? Looks rather woody.

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