European Goldfinch in Tustin
- We just had an interesting new yard bird, a male European Goldfinch
(Carduelis carduelis) visited our birdbath and thistle feeder. (The
word "carduelis" is latin for "thistle"...go figure.)
He was feeding with a flock of Lesser Goldfinches.
According to several websites they are commonly kept a caged pets, so
I guess one must assume it is an escapee. (Darn!)
Steve & Marian Alter