American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch, Saddle River Pathway

Partway through a bike ride on the 6-mile Saddle River Pathway in Bergen County, NJ, we came upon a large field. A small portion of it was given over to densely growing wildflowers. There were at least eight American Goldfinches feeding on the flowers (the seeds more accurately–they ripped off the petals to get to them), and lots of butterflies and bees.