Last month I posted a picture of a juvenile bird and said I’d post a another one of an adult later. Well, now it’s later 😉 so here’s an adult European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) I photographed in the South of Portugal where I spent the beginning of October. Quite some transformation, right? 🙂
More pictures from Portugal will follow in the next coming posts.
A juvenile European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), seen in Diemerpark in Amsterdam. Juveniles are duller than adults and lacks face pattern. Soon though (~October), it will be one of the most colorful birds around. I will try to get a new picture then, to show what a big difference a couple of months make!
In the past, European Goldfinch’s populations declined due to illegal trapping for cage-birds trade and also by poisoning due to the pesticides. But now it’s a protected species and the populations are stabilized. I was happy to see a flock of ~20 birds the other day!
Two collages of bird photos, taken today along the Brettenpad nature path outside Amsterdam.
First some warblers: #1 Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin), #2 Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis), #3Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
And here is: #1 European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), #2 European Greenfinch (Chloris chloris), #3 Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)