I have never seen these birds around here before, yet, over the last few days I saw tons of them all over the place. Where did they come from? Why do they seem to still be paired this late in the summer?
At first, I saw them flying, mostly from the car, and their flight is undulating, almost pulsating. Then, yesterday when I was walking the dog, I followed a pair around, from tree to tree, until I managed to get a good look at one of them for a good minute or so. I was surprised at how much larger they look in flight than when sitting still.
Anyway, after getting a good look, I went home and figured out that this is definitely American Goldfinch. I don’t have right kind of photo equipment to take a picture of such a small and flighty bird from a distance, so I am showing you a picture found on the Internet instead. A beautiful bird!