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Brown Acres - Jackson County - Oregon

"American Goldfinches are the only finch that molts its body feathers twice a year, once in late winter and again in late summer. The brightening yellow of male goldfinches each spring is one welcome mark of approaching warm months... The goldfinch’s main natural habitats are weedy fields and floodplains, where plants such as thistles and asters are common. They’re also found in cultivated areas, roadsides, orchards, and backyards. American Goldfinches can be found at feeders any time of year, but most abundantly during winter."
- Cornell University Lab of Ornithology
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  • Taken: Jul 31, 2021
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  • Updated: Aug 30, 2021