[Tweeters] Herbivorous American Goldfinch

Scott Ramos lsr at ramoslink.info
Wed Aug 15 07:41:14 PDT 2018


The other day while at Magnuson Park, I observed a small flock of American Goldfinch feeding in the pond scum while hanging on to branches above the water. At first, I thought they were picking seeds off the water but closer looks revealed they were eating some sort of pond grass. BNA comments that they are primarily granivorous but there are reports of them eating green algae. A reminder that most birds are opportunists.

https://youtu.be/n3biNP6vmdo <https://youtu.be/n3biNP6vmdo>

Scott Ramos
Seattle

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