February 29, 2020

Goldfinches and Downy Woodpeckers

Recently Seen in My Back Yard. 

Spinus tristis
The goldfinches eat a variety of seeds. Here they are perched on a pre-filled finch feeding tube. They stay around all year.

The downy woodpeckers are our smallest woodpecker. They stay around all year too.

I was happy to get a photo of two of them together. The one with a red cap is a male.


  1. Hello Linda.
    Beautiful birds and great photos. The downy woodpecker is so cute.

  2. A great set of pictures - I miss woodpeckers, as we have none in Australia.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  3. Hello, they are some of my favorite birds, the Goldfinches and the cute little Woodpecker. Great photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week ahead. PS, thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog.

  4. I'm so envious of your sweet little goldfinches Linda, they are so pretty 💛 I'm off on a hike tomorrow morning hoping to catch some bird pics.

  5. To see these in my back yard would be a dream come true. Magnificent!

    Thank you for stopping by & linking up with us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin this weekend!

  6. Such sweet little guys (and gals) with their vibrant plumage. Thanks for sharing with me!

  7. Lucky you, I have not seen a woodpecker for ages. They are around but seeing them is another matter. Have a good week, Diane

  8. you have to adore the tiny woodpecker. So cute :)

  9. What wonderful little visitors! They are so bright and cheery!

    Feel free to share at My Corner of the World

  10. Cute little birds. Nice captures!


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