Spring is Just Around the Corner
On February 24, 2018 2 Comments - Birds, Education Center
A small flock of American Goldfinches flitted among the shrubs this morning at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. The nonbreeding plumage of the male is striking and a glimpse of its showy plumage to come this spring. American Goldfinches breed later than most North American birds. They wait until June when they can pluck the fluffy seeds of wild thistles to line their nests.
Canada Geese were flying and honking overhead. The Marsh is still covered in ice, but these are signs that spring is just around the corner.
Great photographs, Lisa! I can’t believe those geese can tolerate that ice. Looks cold!
Thanks for stopping by Jerry and thanks for your comments! Yes, it was in the 20s when I took the photo.