Until this season I had never seen goldfinches during winter. I always considered them a summertime bird that likes to dart around in the fields among wildflowers only to vanish for months as the colder weather set in. I was wrong. As long as there’s a feeder full of sunflower seeds these birds are happy to stick around. The snow and cold winter temperatures in Muskoka don’t deter them one bit. This plump little bird seems perfectly healthy and happy sitting in the snow waiting his turn to take flight toward the busy bird feeder. It looks like he might have to start watching his diet though. If he gets any more fat on sunflower seeds he’ll find it impossible to fly at all to reach that feeder!