Birdorable European Goldfinch

Baby Birdorable: European Goldfinch

October 8th, 2010 in Baby Birds, Backyard Birds, Finches 2 comments

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr) of the European Goldfinch. European Goldfinches nest in early spring, unlike their American counterparts. They lay 3-7 eggs in a cup-shaped nest, and incubation lasts 10-14 days. Babies fledge at approximately 2 weeks after hatching.

Carduelis carduelis
Carduelis carduelis by Oliveira Pires
 
Goldfinch feeding baby.
Goldfinch feeding baby. by libby owen
 
Young goldfinch
Young goldfinch by pamseyes
baby goldfinch
baby goldfinch by michael.jh

Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our (adult) Birdorable European Goldfinch t-shirts & gifts!