This male American Goldfinch seems to really love the oiled sunflower seed much more than the thistle. There is no way to tell, but I want to believe that this is the same one that was here last year. The pair, seem to have a nest in the same tree, and at about the same spot, as last year’s “couple”. Here are some more photos of the male. Enjoy! Then at the end, there is n English Sparrow keeping the insects off of the rose bush.