Or, to be more specific, how many American Goldfinch can you find in this picture?  It was taken up the street from my folks’ home over the long Independence Day weekend.  Seeing as I was just trying to get a lousy shot of a single bird I was surprised by what I found when I got this image downloaded onto my computer. If you click the picture you will get a larger image.  Neat, right?  Leave your number in the comments…

A new version of the image with the birds circled has been added below.  Did you find them all?

UPDATE! Jochen argued for their being six species in the picture, one more just above and the right of the bird on the lower left and one just below and to the right of the right most bird.  I agree with the former but not the latter (though it is possible that there is a sixth bird).  Judge for yourself…

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their indoor cat, B.B. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.