European Goldfinches in Kenosha County Wisconsin on February 9, 2016

A bird I always wanted to see with it’s stunning colors, the European Goldfinch! Today I found 8 in Kenosha. A life bird for me, but considered a introduced species. Some have been recorded nesting in Wisconsin in recent years. Wow what colors! Images were taken on February 9, 2016.


European Goldfinch

Binomial name: Carduelis carduelis

Category: Exotic Finches

Size:  5.5” long, 10” wing span

Weight:  .56 oz