Goldfinch

Goldfinch

Observation - Goldfinch - UK and Ireland. Description: The goldfinches have returned to the niger (niger? nyjer? I wish they'd make up their minds) feeder after a bit of a gap, in which I think they've been out gathering thistle seed and the like. They don't have far to go from here to reach open countrysi

The goldfinches have returned to the niger (niger? nyjer? I wish they'd make up their minds) feeder after a bit of a gap, in which I think they've been out gathering thistle seed and the like. They don't have far to go from here to reach open countryside.
I think this is a female - its red mask doesn't extend behind the eye.