MARROWSTONE ISLAND - I saw a goldfinch the other day and wondered how, when and why it became the Washington State Bird.
Being a librarian by profession and a birder by choice, I looked it up (on Google) and discovered two other states also had the American Goldfinch as their state bird. It was in 1951 that this state officially adopted the American Goldfinch to be our “state bird.”
I remember reading a fairly recent publication, a fine novel called THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt and no, it is not about the real bird.
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