European Goldfinch at The Gill Tract in Albany

Ralph Pericoli
 

This morning at 9:12 and again at 11:57 I saw a European Goldfinch while birding at the Gill Tract. It had red across the front of the face, a wide vertical white band in the auricular area and a black nape. It had very distinct yellow wing patches with a white rump patch and a dull brown chest band. It was perched with a small group of Lesser Goldfinches in a snag-topped Redwood just south of the east-west road that runs through the Tract. 

The Gill Tract is located at the Marin Avenue extension and San Pablo Avenue in Albany. If the gate is locked, access can be obtained by crossing Village Creek south of the Tract in back of Sprouts Farmers Market on Monroe Avenue.


Ralph Pericoli

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