American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) - local seasonal appearance
Based on 93 observations in Seymour township,
Northumberland county, southeast Ontario, 1999-2003.
The earliest and latest sightings in this 5-year period were 10 April
and 21 October, with two exceptions. Two winter sightings were made in
12 and 14 January 2000, involving a pair of goldfinches and a pair
of eastern bluebirds, in -10°C weather. One or both goldfinches
were seen on both days.
These brightly-coloured, distinctive birds are
seen over a long summer season, and
appear occasionally in winter (2 sightings in 54).
It is common from mid-May to early October at
provincial park, some
40 km to the south,
where up to 100 birds may be seen daily in May
(LaForest, 1993, p.388).
LaFOREST,SM (1993) Birds of Presqu'ile Provincial Park.
Friends of Presqu'ile Park / Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources,
Graham Wilson, posted 30 June 2003, upgraded 02 January 2004
Township Bird List