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The goldfinch is a bright yellow bird with black wings and a small black patch on its forehead. However, in the winter it molts to a drab bird that is greenish yellow. This bird might be molting a bit or a juvenile. This bird has a very nice song and as it flies it sounds like its saying "potato chip, potato chip". It is the last bird to nest because it uses the down of the thistle to line its nest. It eats thistle seed and other weed seeds or at the feeder it likes nyjer seed from a tube feeder made especially for it and other finches.
This was in Virginia.