I had been seeing flashes of a small bird in my weedy garden lately (I promise I’ll get to it one of these days ….. 🙂 ) and had been unable to determine what kind of bird it was until I spotted two of them the other day. They move so fast I couldn’t get a good photo so instead tried to video them.
I had never seen these birds before so had to research them. They are a European Goldfinch. These birds were introduced to south eastern Australia in the mid to late 1800s.
The male bird is very colourful and quite eye catching and I think the other bird in the video is a juvenile. They seem to love the seeds on the weeds. Now I have an excuse not to weed the garden bed! 😀
This is my last post for the year, so I hope you all have a happy and safe Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.