Photo of the Week - American Goldfinch in Winter

Some call me crazy for loving the winter months, but I truly do.  Perhaps it is my Scandinavian ancestry, I do not know, but I do love it.  To me, there is nothing better than the freshly fallen snow.  It is so clean and fresh as it sparkles against the sunshine.  So, after telling you all that, it should come as no surprise to you that I love to photograph birds in the snow.  

On this day in late February, there was a flock of American goldfinches and other finches working the forest edge for food.  I had put some bird see out for them as days like this can be quite harsh for birds.  I captured this cute little male on a pine twig with the beautiful snowy forest behind him.  You might even notice that the pine cone has also been partially eaten into.  Finches are known for eating pine cone seeds during the harsh winter months and actually only eat seeds.  

Look to the pines in the winter and you too will find the American goldfinch!

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