American Goldfinches in their bright yellow plumage are one of the most recognizable visitors at our feeders, spring through summer. But, when the breeding plumage is gone and the non-breeding drab winter plumage of October through March takes over, then the males in particular can be a little more puzzling to identify. We saw a number of these non-breeding male Goldfinches while birding at the Yoncalla Log Pond yesterday. (See bird list here.) The pond, no longer used as a log pond, is being reclaimed for recreational use by North Douglas Betterment. It is basically undiscovered yet, but is a great birding spot. Winter water fowl are beginning to arrive, and the winter colors of the non-breeding season will be dominating.