Lesser Goldfinch We Sighted At Grand Canyon National Park

Lesser Goldfinch We Sighted At Grand Canyon National Park

lesser goldfinch, male, looks to camera near Bright Angel Lodge, Grand Canyon, Arizona

After yet another early morning wake-up call, Bob and I found ourselves fed and watered by 9 a.m., ready for exploration.  We enjoyed breakfast at El Tovar Hotel on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, then meandered along the South Rim Trail and investigated Grand Canyon Village.  It was there that Bob and I came upon a Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria) nestled in amongst the feathery styles of an Apache Plume plant (Fallugia paradoxa). Read more