American Goldfinch -Did You Know Birding? [HD]

The 9th episode to my, “Did You Know Birding?” Youtube Series
American Goldfinches are a familiar backyard bird. They one of the most welcome birds to feeders due to their peaceful way and beautiful bright color. Learn more about these lovely little finches in this episode!

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24 thoughts on “American Goldfinch -Did You Know Birding? [HD]

  1. محبي الطيور المغردة September 28, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Super vidéo

  2. RAM MOBILE DZ September 28, 2017 at 4:46 am

    The European Goldfinch More beautiful than this -chardonnet

  3. Carl Torjusen September 28, 2017 at 4:46 am

    common in new Brunswick Canada…on border with Calais,Me.

  4. Brittany Captain Underpants Movie Lover Davis September 28, 2017 at 4:46 am

    I live in New Jersey! They are pretty and cute birds!

  5. Sherry Smith September 28, 2017 at 4:46 am

    I wake up every morning to their beautiful song. I've found them to be curious as well. They always get close to me when I call in my garden. Although not as curious as my beloved chickadees lol. I play your videos in the mornings outside and it always brings them to visit. Such joy!

  6. Willie Mcalister September 28, 2017 at 4:46 am

    I love birds all species

  7. Whattodoabz September 28, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Great Video!!! Thank you!!

  8. Allen Page September 28, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Very informative video, thanks for sharing that.

  9. DirtyDirtFarm Homestead September 28, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Hi I have a question for you regarding Jays, I have a bush cabin in the Southern Interior of British Columbia. I have lived in this province for 34 years and have never seen a Blue Jay until about 7 years ago. This one particular Jay resides (or hangs out) with a group of Whiskey Jacks (Canada Jays) and has been with the group for the 7 years, possibly longer. Is this normal, the two species being together? Or just a fluke because the Blue Jay is alone? I have never seen another, ever. The Blue will not take peanuts from my hand like the others but he will come for them when I put them on a post. For years this has boggled my mind.

  10. pefawa September 28, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Another fine video Lesley. I've always enjoyed seeing goldfinches whenever I go out, they're among my favorites of the small birds..
    By the way I gave it a thumbs up as you've asked.. : )
    Take care..!

  11. Sparrow's Hedge September 28, 2017 at 4:46 am

    The Finch (Spinus) is held as a pet here in the Netherlands, called the Putter, Distelvink when they are in the wild, but for some reason called Finches by some pet owners. They're very amusing to look at, lovely to listen to when they're in the wild and there are many subspecies. They're quite shy unfortunately.
    We don't have Wild Canaries (Serinus) here, they can be found in Spain and Portugal. They're more "agressive" towards eachother and less shy towards humans (shame they're on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species).
    Fun fact: Antonio Vivaldi wrote a concerto for flute dedicated to "Il Gardellino"(the Goldfinch).

  12. Jinge Hu September 28, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Can I ask for your help for identifying? I notice a new kind of bird of similar look to Baltimore orioles at my grape jelly feeder, they are slightly bigger but with dull dark grey color all over their body and beak. I have photos. Thanks.

  13. Rangersly September 28, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Excellent video! I wish we could have had some sounds of these bids: songs, warnings, etc.

  14. Lorna D September 28, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Love goldfinches! 🙂 Thanks so much for this delightful video .

  15. Todd Berg September 28, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Much I didn't know about the Goldfinches- very surprised that the chicks are only fed seeds! Plus the poor Cowbird chicks- negligent parents! :^( Thanks for the video – nicely done!

  16. Leslie Moise September 28, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Thank you for sharing knowledge about birds. My whole family appreciates it and you.

  17. It's An Adventure Discovering Nature With Jp September 28, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Nice video Lesley! Thanks for sharing it with us.👍 😊 JP

  18. Kartik Soni September 28, 2017 at 4:46 am

    I live in the LP of michigan, and we don't usually see gold finches in flocks, usually alone or with a mate. Except for one year a couple years ago, which also happened to be the year I convinced my dad to get some nyjer seeds and a sock-style finch feeder. That autumn, our entire feeder was almost constantly bombarded from 20-45 gold finches at any given time. And once I vividly remember as a kid that year, I decided to get close to that feeder. Nearly all the gold finches flew away, except for one that looked a little different from the other's. I don't know if it was a baby gold finch or even a gold finch to begin with, because it was a little bit smaller than a gold finch and had fuller colors than the other's. But I remembered that when I got close to it, it wasn't scared at all by my presence, and hit even jumped into my hand when i held it out. I was able to get my parents to take a picture before it flew off, but when it did, it pooped in my hands as it did. I remember being more angry about it popping than realising I had a completely wild bird willingly jump into my hand.

  19. Michael Peila September 28, 2017 at 4:46 am

    I'm in Washington, and I see these during this time of year. They are AMAZING looking birds, and the males look like a little neon blob to me in person!

  20. AMStationEngineer September 28, 2017 at 4:46 am

    +LesleytheBirdNerd , I maintained two "upside-down goldfinch feeders", which aided in keeping sparrows, purple finches, and those damn starlings from feeding on expensive Nyger seed. Occasionally, as many as twenty would line up in-queue on one branch (each) of two Japanese Red Maple trees which were adjacent to each feeder. Goldfinches were the only birds which were able to feed in that location. From early April, through early October, I fed and average of 50 lbs of Nyger seed each month (I was fortunate to find a grain mill store which charged less than $30.00USD per 50 lb bag)

    The moral to this story, begins with a neighbor pointing out the fact that the culmination of our combined feeding efforts, resulted in "fat finches"; some so 'well stuffed', that they could not jump from one branch to another, and had a fair degree of difficulty in 'taking off into the wild blue yonder'. I received great pleasure from watching them feed, and play, for many years.

  21. TheBirdNerd September 28, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Wonderful video! I probably say this every time but I honestly love this series!

  22. WildBlessings2U September 28, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Thanks for another excellent education Lesley. Our local group loves Lavender and have been tearing up the Sunflower blooms while still green. A sight to behold and I'll be sure to plant Sunflowers from now on each year to supplement those seeds already in the feeders. 🙂

  23. CLAY HENDRIX September 28, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Awesome video thank you!

  24. Benign Lover September 28, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Thank you for the video! All birds, no matter how common, have such interesting facts.

    I have a question. What is a contact call?

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