Five years ago, it would have been an unusual treat to find a Lesser Goldfinch at my feeders. But in recent years, this species has expanded its range in the Portland area and now nests on our property. A large flock of American Goldfinches and Pine Siskins still crowds the feeders, but the Lessers assert themselves quite well. Soon the Americans and siskins will leave and the Lessers will have the nyger feed to themselves.
Lesser and American Goldfinches