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Margaret Stimson

Winnipeg, MB, Canada


This photo was taken during a very cold mid December day (-25C) in the Canadian prairies where we frequently see Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers throughout the winter. It is not often though that we see a wintering flock of American Goldfinches. These birds had been spending time at the niger and sunflower seed feeders for a week or two before we captured this image that includes a woodpecker that was watching them as we were.

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Goldfinches In Their Winter Drab

A Downy Woodpecker observes American Goldfinches in their winter feathers.

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